By Richard Plant
"A Numismatic trip throughout the Bible" is an try and deliver the Bible to lifestyles in a brand new type of approach - by means of linking as many Biblical tales as attainable to cash, a lot of that are universal adequate for us that allows you to see, and sometimes to really personal. during this manner the writer hopes to place readers in contact with occasions that, notwithstanding they occurred decades in the past, can nonetheless have nice that means for us at the present time. The chapters are written in Biblical order. The outdated testomony first, operating via to the ebook of Revelation on the finish. different fabric, correct yet now not really a part of the Bible, is integrated in chapters among these dealing at once with the Bible itself. each one coin is illustrated with approximate values given in GBP and US$ and the e-book is choked with a wealth of history information regarding the Bible, in a simple to learn type appropriate for every age.
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B57: VF £125 / $250 AR tetradrachm Egypt 304-283 BC (Ptolemy I / Ptolemy II) Obv. Head of Ptolemy I. Rev. “of Ptolemy the King”. B58, another AR tetradrachm, comes from the reign of Ptolemy II, and is dated to his 31st year (254 BC). The minor marks indicate that this was minted in Ake-Ptolemais in Phoenicia. We note that on this coin the legend reads “Ptolemy the Saviour” rather than “Ptolemy the King”, a variation of title used on many Ptolemaic tetradrachms minted for Phoenician cities, making PTOLEMAIOU SOTEROS coins well worth looking out for if you happen to be a collector of Biblical coins 28 Between the Old Testament and the Gospels B58: VF £160 / $320 AR tetradrachm.
Alexander with elephant’s skin head-dress Rev. Athena B57 is an AR tetradrachm reading “of King Ptolemy” which shows the first ever portrait of a living person on a coin, that of Ptolemy himself. Most of the tetradrachms minted by all the later King Ptolemies continue to show this same portrait of Ptolemy I. On the reverse is an eagle standing on a thunderbolt. This particular coin, distinguished only by the monogram and the letter at the left of the eagle, is attributed to a series minted in Alexandria, Egypt, which began in Ptolemy I’s reign, continuing into that of Ptolemy II, 284 – 247 BC.
Ardochsho, the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi, consort of Vishnu, enthroned with her feet on a lotus. Alexander’s own reputation, numismatically speaking, was to last much longer than that! B55, a silver tanka of Sultan of Delhi, Mohammed I, 1295- 1315 AD, on the top line of the reverse calls the Sultan “a second Alexander”. B55: VF £25 / $50 AR tanka. Delhi 1295-1315 AD Sultan Mohammed I of Delhi. Rev. Top line. Reading from right to left, Sikander es-sani, “A second Alexander”. When the New Testament was written, the Greek language was spoken and understood by the majority of educated people throughout the eastern part of the Roman Empire and beyond, as well as by a great number of people in the West.