Aulus Gabinius, Nysa-Scythopolis (Bet Shean) AE, Scarce GVF/VF, 57 - 55 B.C.E.

Ancient Coins - Aulus Gabinius, Nysa-Scythopolis (Bet Shean) AE, Scarce GVF/VF, 57 - 55 B.C.E.
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AULUS GABINIUS, NYSA-SCYTHOPOLIS (BEIT SHEAN) AE

 

Barkay 1, RPC 4826, Hendin 4 - 884, 20mm, 4.61 grams, Struck Circa. 57 - 55 B.C.E.

 
Obverse: Head of Gabinius to right, wearing an ivy wreath like Dionysos, ΓA behind

Reverse: Nike advances to left, holding wreath and palm, ΓABINIC OI EN NYΣHI around

 
Well detailed, intriguing and scarce AE of Aulus Gabinius. Gabinius was the governor of Syria for Pompey and after Pompey's invasion, his rule included Judaea. As general he represented Pompey in battles between Hyrcanus II and Aristobulus II, resolving on behalf of Hyrcanus II and Antipater and dividing Judaea.  See David Hendin's Guide to Biblical coins 4th edition pg. 392 - 396 for an expansive discussion of his coins and significance. It is quite an interesting read.
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