Struck between 40-4 B.C. in Jerusalem, this bronze coin was issued by Herod I, frequently mentioned in the Bible. Herod was ruling Judaea at the time of Jesus' birth. According to the Bible, once he learned from the Three Wise Men that a future king of the Jews had been born, Herod ordered the death of all male babies in Bethlehem. But Joseph managed to escape to Egypt with his family, sparing Jesus. Each Very Good bronze Lepton of Herod I is encapsulated and presented in a handsome display case. Order now to give a 2,000-year-old relic from the time of Christ!