AULUS GABINIUS, NYSA-SCYTHOPOLIS (BEIT SHEAN) AE
Barkay 1, Hendin 4 - 884, RPC 4826, 20.4mm, 7.08 grams, Struck Circa. 57 - 55 B.C.E.
Obverse: Head of Gabinius to right, wearing an ivy wreath like Dionysos, ΓA behind
Reverse: Nike advances to left, holding wreath and palm, ΓABINIC OI EN NYΣHI around
Intriguing and scarce bronze of Aulus Gabinius who was one of the generals of Pompey the Great and who served as pro-consul of Syria. See David Hendin's Guide to Biblical coins 4th edition pg. 392 - 396 for an expansive discussion of his coins and significance. It is quite an interesting read.