Star of Bethlehem Coin

September 23, 2014

The same coin issued closer to 11-12 AD. Notice the lower ray of light is symmetric with the others and does not extend to the ground. The Romans placed items on their coins that could easily communicate events to the people. Most astrology is very complex and I doubt any form of secret or cryptic symbolism is at work here. Coins were the best propaganda media of the day. Consequently astrological events can only be interpreted retrospectively and a ruler would not want to appear to be wrong with his interpretation if he made a prediction that did not come to pass. Photo courtesy of Zuzim coins

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