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 Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Q. Caecilius Metellus Creticus Silanus, legatus propraetore Æ19 / Star of Bethlehem depicted $55.00 





Attribution: RPC I 4269
Date: Uncertain date, first 2 decades of the 1st century AD
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse: EΠI ΣIΛANOΥ ANTIOΧEΩN, ram running right, head reverted, star above; ΔM (date) below
Size: 20.54mm
Weight: 7.04 grams
Rarity: 5
Description: good Fine. A nice clear example of the type depicting the star of Bethlehem that heralded the birth of Jesus Christ. Michael Molnar wrote a book on these coins and is the leading authority on this series. The information can be viewed here Star of Bethlehem Coins A Set of Serial Commemoratives


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