This second-century C.E. coin shows all the characteristics of a pagan design. By the mid-second century C.E., such signs of Greco-Roman influence were on the rise in Sepphoris. But as Mark Chancey and Eric Meyers point out, scholars should be careful about using this late evidence to prove anything about the city in the time of Jesus.

“How Jewish Was Sepphoris in Jesus’ Time?” BAR Jul-Aug 2000.