Bronze; SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Augustus. 27 BC-AD

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The "Star of Bethlehem Coin" Bronze; SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 15. Æ 20mm (4.53 g, 12h). Dated Actian Era 45 (AD 14/5). AE 20, RPC I ---; BMC Galatiaia p----,;obverse Zeus' laureate head right; reverse EPI SILANOU ANTIOCEWN, ram running right, looking back, star above, E (year 45) below. Unique and unpublished Michael Molnar, an astronomer, believes this coin depicts Jupiter's occultation of Aries in 6 B.C., the most probable "Star of Bethlehem."

Price SKU: m1374
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