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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2000 years ago the cross was a Roman symbol of death and terror. Jesus Christ transformed this symbol into a universal sign of God's love, hope and resurrection. Solar eclipse events are recorded in Roman mythology during the conception of Romulus and Remus by the war god Mars and during the foundation of the city of Rome. The solar eclipse to the Romans was a sign from their gods that war was upon the Earth. The solar eclipse symbol of the star/pellet within the crescent on Roman coins and legionary standards was also a sign of their god's approval of Roman domination over conquered lands. Fifteen hundred years later, the "Our Lady of Guadalupe" Icon was presented to the New World as an inverted Roman Legionary Standard. Jesus Christ changed these symbols of Roman domination and slavery into an everlasting sign of God's love and compassion.