This Historical Replica Set displays reproduction coins and artifact made use of during the time of Jesus of Nazareth.
Pontius Pilate (26 C.E to 36 C.E.) Prefect under Tiberius and Procurator of Judea. The prutah of Pilate on the obverse shows a simpulum or ladle engraved of Tiberius Caesar.
Herod Antipas (4 B.C.E. to 40 C.E.) Tetrarch under Tiberius.
Herod the Great willed his boy, Antipas, the areas of Galilee and Perea, the Jewish part of the Trans-Jordan. Antipas received the title of Tetrarch and was confirmed by Emperor Augustus. Antipas, typically called Herod in the New Testament.
Pontius Pilate sent out Jesus to Herod when the Roman prefect found out Jesus was a Galilean (Luke 23:7 -15). This coin was struck in Herod's capital of Tiberias. Obverse shows a reed upright with date with engraving of Herod the Tetrarch. Reverse shows engraving Tiberius surrounded by wreath. (Hendin, 520).
Shekel of Tyre (126 B.C.E to 70 C.E.) (30 Pieces of Silver)When Jews came to the Jerusalem Temple to pay their yearly Temple tax, high priests required the exchange of coins of other countries into the pure silver coins of Tyre.
Matthew 26:14 -15 says Judas received "30 pieces of silver" for providing Jesus to the chief priests. The obverse of the Tyre Shekel shows the laureate head of Melquarth, a Tyrian adjustment of Hercules. The reverse side shows the Tyrian eagle standing entrusted its ideal foot on the prow of a ship and a palm branch over the left shoulder, with the engraving of Tyre the holy and inviolable. (Hendin, 917).
This nail is a reproduction of the roman nails made use of during the time of Jesus. Regardless of the truth that the ancient Jewish historian Josephus, along with other sources, describe the crucifixion of countless individuals by the Romans, there is just a single archaeological discovery of a crucified body dating back to the Roman Empire around the time of Jesus.
Coins and Artifacts of Easter
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Historical Bible Replica Coin Set
Cast in Lead Free Pewter
Double Side Coins Marked COPY on Reverse