“In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.” – Luke 2:1

This bronze coin was issued in Ephesus to celebrate Caesar Augustus (27 BC-14 AD) and bears his image. Caesar Augustus unknowingly fulfilled Bible prophecy when he made the decree that everyone in the empire should be enrolled in a census,

“So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child” – Luke 1:4-5

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.” – Micah 5:2