Augustus AR Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria

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Augustus Silver Tetradrachm of Antioch (27 B.C. – A.D. 14) depicts Ancient Rome’s first emperor, who reigned from 27 B.C. to 14 A.D.
In circulation during the life of Christ, this coin was possibly another type of silver coin given to Judas to betray Jesus.

Obverse: Bust of Emperor Augustus
Reverse: Tyche of Antioch, river god Orontes swimming at her feet

(Luke 2:1-5)
“Augustus decreed that everyone be enrolled for the purpose of taxation throughout the Kingdom.”  This event was why Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem so they could enroll.

(Matthew 26:14-15)
Then one of the 12, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, and said unto them, ‘What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you?’ And they covenanted with him for 30 pieces of silver.”.

Diameter: 26 mm


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