The Bible says “there came from the east wise men to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have see his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” Matthew (2:1-2)
These are not real coins! They are historically accurate, reproductions of ancient, rare coins!
These 2-sided historically accurate replicas were made from original coins from the British Museum!
Sixth century A.D. tradition placed the number of wise men at three, probably, because of the three gifts given to the Christ child. The names of the three: Gaspard, Melchior, and Balthazar.
The following 3 coins are reproductions of the Coins of the Three Wise Men:
* Replica of King Azes II of Baktria Silver Drachm, minted 5 BCE - 5 CE
* Replica of King Phraates IV of Parthia Silver Drachm, minted 38 BCE- 2 CE
* Replica of King Aretas IV of Nabathea Bronze Coin, minted 9 BCE – 40 CE
Comes in 5" x 7" Clear Plastic holder with Coins and Historical Info.
These high-quality replicas are historically accurate and the coins are molded on both sides and attached to the informational sheet via a soft, non-toxic glue that can be easily peeled off and discarded if you wish to move the coins to a different display.
All coins are manufactured to conform with the Hobby Act of 1974. All coin reproductions are marked COPY on the reverse side of the coin. Made in the USA
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