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Ptolemy II, Tyre Mint 250 BC

The coin above is the precursor to the temple tax coins of Jerusalem. The reverse displays the eagle over the solar eclipse symbol of the dot within the circle. The solar eclipse of 251 BC was annular in nature. Note the prior posts which display this symbol to the right of the eagle. The eagle now dominates the solar eclipse which has since passed in 251 BC. Note the club in the down position to the left of the eagle which may indicate civil unrest.

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