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This gives me an excuse to post my only Sepphoris. Despite a lot of problems, I really like this one - or at least I really like the reverse.
Trajan Æ 25
[ΤΡ]ΑΙΑΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟ[ΚΡΑΤΩΡ ЄΔΩΚЄΝ], laureate head right / ΣЄΠΦΩ-ΡΗΝΩΝ in two lines within wreath.
RPC III, 3936; BMC1.Ros.3; Hendin 906.
(13.76 grams / 25 mm)
"This coin bears the remarkable inscription ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ЄΔΩΚЄΝ ('Trajan the Emperor gave') which suggests Trajan awarded something to the city....various numismatists have argued that it was the permission to strike coins (see RPC I p. 510). Indeed, no coinage was made at Sepphoris during the Flavian
period." (Roma Numismatics)
JUDAEA, Procurators. Porcius Festus. 58/59-62/63 CE. Æ Prutah (2.64 gm). Year 5. NEP/WNO/C, legend within wreath / KAIC-APOC, (ΛE), palm. AJC II Supp. V, 35; Hendin 653.
where the Procurators actually lived.
Porcius Festus, Procurator under Nero, AD 59-62.
Judean Æ Prutah, 2.51 g, 16.2 mm.
Caesarea mint, AD 58-59.
Obv: NЄPѠNOC in 3 lines, surrounded by wreath.
Rev: Palm branch surrounded by KAICAPOC, LЄ (year 5).
Refs: Hendin 653; Meshorer TJC 345.
That's it in a nutshell.
City Coins of Judaea
Faustina II AD
Bronze (27 mm ; 12.98 gm)
ex David Hendin with his flip tag.
The Biblical Shechemis, the site of Joseph's Tomb and Jacob's well. Now Nablus, Israel
Obv: Draped bust of Faustina II , right
Rev: Tyche standing half-left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
Separate names with a comma.