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Lot 379: Syria, Decapolis. Gadara. Tiberius. A.D. 14-37. Æ. CY 92 (A.D. 28/9).

AUCTION:  Triskeles - Auction 17 (Auction 320)

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Description

Syria, Decapolis. Gadara. Tiberius. A.D. 14-37. Æ (17 mm, 4.93 g, 12 h). CY 92 (A.D. 28/9). TIBEPIω KAICAP[I], bare head of Tiberius right / [Γ]AΔAPEΩ[N], turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right; behind, date (L ЧB). Spijkerman 11; Rosenberger 15; SNG ANS 1291; RPC 4812. Sandy desert-green patina. Clear details. Fine.

From an American Collection of Biblical and Related Coinage.

According to the Gospels, Gadara was the furthest west that Jesus traveled during his ministries. This coin would have been in circulation at the time that Jesus was preaching there.

Lot Details
  • Offered By: Barry P. Murphy
  • Lot #: 379
  • Listing #: 177229
  • Closed: Friday, September 16, 2016 7:06:00 PM CT
  • Estimate: $75
  • Collection: U.S. Collection of Biblical and Related Coinage