Jesus and Coins of His Times Replica Coin Set
Greek and Roman coins were used in the Holy Land for 400 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. During His life, He was familiar with the coins of Judea, Samaria, Galilee, and Transjordan. Indeed, Jesus used coins in His teaching through parables and was familiar with the following coins:
Copper lepton, "Widows Mite" (Mark 12:41-44)
Greek coin of Alexander Jannaeus (78 B.C.)
The Lepton was the smallest bronze coin. 2 lepton = 1prutah
Copper prutah (Luke 3:1)
Pontius Pilate (26-36 A.D.), Procurator under Emperor Tiberius.
Roman Period, (6 B.C.-70 A.D.). 64 prutah = 1 silver Roman denarius
Bronze quadrans of Antioch, "King James farthing" (Luke 2:1-2)
Quirinius, the Roman Governor of Syria 5-9 A.D.
64 quadrans (prutah) = 1 denarius
Silver denarius, "Tribute Penny" (Mark 12:13-17)
This coin issued under Emperor Tiberius (14-27 B.C.), was the main Roman silver coin used in the Holy Land.
Silver Shekel and Half Shekel (Mathew 2:14-15, 17:24-27)
(126 B.C. - 70 A.D.). The Shekel of Tyre was often used for trade. A half shekel was primarily used for the annual Temple Tax. The most familiar coins in Jerusalem and Galilee were the silver shekels and half shekels. 1 shekel = denarii.
During Jesus' life, Greek and Roman coins were simultaneously used in Judea and Galilee for trade, labor, taxes, and religious rites. Coins could purchase: 1 loaf of bread= 8 prutah; 1 amphora of olive oil = 1 denarius; 1 pomegranate = 1 prutah; 1 ox cost = 150 denarius; 2 pigeons = 1 denarius; monthly rent for a house = 1 denarius; 2 oil lamps and wicks = 1 prutah; and 1 day of labor = 1 denarius. The annual temple tax = 1/ silver shekel.
Size and Construction
The coins are attached to a decorative information card with a plastic cover. The cover measures 7.5" high x 5.5" wide and weighs 1.8 oz. These replica coins are manufactured of lead-free pewter and are marked COPY on the reversed side to conform with the Hobby Act of 1974. They are made in the USA.
You can expect your coin set to be delivered in 5 to 7 business days. If you need it sooner, select rush shipping at checkout.
You may return the coin set in the original packaging within 30 days for a full refund (less shipping costs).
Have You Seen All of Our Coin Replicas from Bible Times?
We have more historical replicas of coins in various sets. Explore them all today!