Coins of the Bible New Testament
In 37 B.C. King Herod the Great was placed on the throne of Judaea by the Romans. Herod and his successors issued only bronze coins.
On this coin: obverse a tripod with a ceremonial bowl on top, and the legend reads ‘of King Herod.’ On the reverse is a helmet with cheekpieces.
When Herod heard of the birth of Jesus, he was troubled. Herod then ordered the slaughter of all male children up to two years of age.
Matthew 2:16-18 – And sent forth and slew all the children in Bethlehem and all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. So Joseph and Mary fled to Egypt to save the life of Jesus and remained there until Herod died.
Stamped with the word copy
Copper plated lead-free pewter, made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.