Coins and Tax Collectors

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Money Rings
Money Rings
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Coin Moulds
Coin Moulds
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Coin Moulds
Coin Moulds
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Gold Aureus of Augustus
Gold Aureus of Augustus
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Money Changers at Counter
Money Changers at Counter
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Money Rings

 

Date: Unknown (possibly 3rd Millennium BC.)

Place: Mesopotamia [Iraq]

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

Coin Moulds
Coin Moulds

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Coin Moulds

 

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Photographed at the National Museum of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Coin Moulds
Coin Moulds

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Coin Moulds

 

No other info

 

Photographed at the National Museum of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Gold Aureus of Augustus
Gold Aureus of Augustus

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Gold Aureus of Augustus
Gold Aureus of Augustus

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Gold Aureus of Augustus

 

Date: 1st century AD. (? BC. ? More specific

Place: Unknown

 

Photographed at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany.

Money Changers at Counter
Money Changers at Counter

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Relief of Money Changers at Counter

(from a sarcophagus)

 

Date: Unknown

Place: Viale de Re, Rome

 

Photographed at the National Museum of Rome, Rome, Italy.

 

“In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money.  So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.  To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!”  His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.” (John 2:14-17)