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The Star of Bethlehem on a Coin?

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him."   - Matthew 2:1-2 (ESV) Among the wonders told in the Bible, the mysterious Star of Bethlehem is one that fascinates the imagination. Astronomers have attempted to explain what the star might have been. Among several theories, one theory is the object was a conjunction of planets. We get to see such an event on December 21st, when Jupiter and Saturn will appear so close together they will form a bright star-like light that people haven't seen in 800 years. Whatever the Magi from the east saw, it signified the most significant event in cosmic history: the birth of our Lord Jesus the Christ. It impressed these astrologers so much that they were willing to risk their lives and travel to Jerusalem and Bethlehem to worship the divin