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April 02 2014

Seleukos VI, Epiphanies Nikator silver tetradrachm (95-94 BC): These coins originated from the Seleucid Kingdom that was established by Seleukos, general of Alexander the Great, after the death of Alexander. At its peak, the kingdom comprised almost all of the conquests of Alexander the Great with the exception of Egypt. Antiochus VII ruled from 138-129 BC and led a successful campaign in Palestine and Babylon. He ruled with competence and integrity but was killed in battle against the Parthian. Epiphanies Nikator was the eldest son of Antiochus VIII.
Ancient Holy Land, Silver Shekel of Tyre (126-70 BC):
Of all the Biblical references to coins, the “thirty pieces of silver,” also known as Shekel of Tyre, paid to Judas Iscariot for his betrayal of Christ is perhaps the best known. (Matthew 26: 14-15). In the great temple of Jerusalem built by Solomon, these coins were used to pay taxes.

November 15 2013

Greco-Egyptian silver Ptolemy tetradrachm. (305-30 BC)
Silver tetradrachm of Bar Kochba, in a vermeil pendant setting. The facade of the temple in Jerusalem with ark and scrolls on the front, lulav with inscriptions on the reverse. 133 - 132 BC

July 22 2013

Ancient Greece. Silver Philip II tetradrachm coin, the obverse with the head of Zeus, the reverse with a King on horseback, and inscriptions.

The accession of Philip II to the Macedonian throne in 359 BC marked the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the Greek World. Having made himself master of Greece by a mixture of military skill and diplomacy, he was free to pursue his greatest ambition - the conquest of the Persian Empire. But the assassin’s sword, 336 BC, prevented Philip from realizing this dream and the invasion of Asia was undertaken instead by his son Alexander, known to posterity as ‘the Great.’

359-336 BC

July 16 2013

Ancient Greek. Gold tetradrachm coin with Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, wearing an ornamented helmet, on the back, a standing owl with an olive twig on the upper left.

400 BC

July 08 2013

Ancient Greece. Silver Demetrios Poliorketes tetradrachm coin,  one side with Poseidon. 294-288 BC
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May 10 2013

Ancient Greek silver tetradrachm coin with Athena, the Goddess of wisdom on one side, an owl with inscriptions on the other. 400 BC
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March 08 2013

Ancient Greek. Silver Lysimachus tetradrachm coin, the reverse with the portrait of the deified Alexander the Great with the royal diadem and ram's horns that identify him as the son of Zeus Ammon. On the reverse, a seated Athena with spear and shield, her right hand extended on which stands the figure of Nike. Nike crowns the first letter of Lysimachus name. The lion's head on Athena's shield may also refer to Lysimachus. 297-281 BC (1")
Ancient Greek. Silver Demetrios Poliorketes tetradrachm coin, on the front a diademed and horned head of Demetrios, the reverse with a naked Poseidon, the right foot on a rock, the right arm to the thigh, a trident held in the other hand. 294-288 BC (1 ¼")
Ancient Greek. Silver Antiochos I, the king of the Seleucid Empire, tetradrachm coin. Obverse shows a profile of the king, reverse with enthroned Apollo holding a bow and arrow with Greek inscriptions. Minted in Syria. 280 -261 BC (1 ¼")

January 31 2013

Ancient Greek. Silver tetradrachm coin with Athena, the Goddess of wisdom on one side, an owl with inscriptions on the other.  400 BC (¾”)
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January 29 2013

Greco-Egyptian. Silver Ptolemy tetradrachm coin from the Egyptian Kingdom, the reverse with an eagle, with various inscriptions. 150-50 BC ( 1")

January 18 2013

Greek. Silver tetradrachm coin with Athena, the Goddess of wisdom on one side, an owl with inscriptions on the other. 400 BC (1")
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January 17 2013

Ancient Holy Land. Silver Shekel of Tyre tetradrachm coin, "Thirty Pieces of Silver".  On the reverse, an eagle with various inscriptions in the field.  126-70 BC (1")
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