The Heliodromus (Sun-Runner) as seen in the mosaic isle of the Temple of Mithras at Felicissimus at Ostia, Italy. It is a historical irony that even as the Romans were fighting their enemies the Parthians and the Sassanians, they had adopted an ancient Iranic cult from the land of their enemies.
"However, it is a mystery why Griffith did not stick to historical fact. Cyrus, the Persian king and founder of the Persian Empire was depicted as a ruthless barbarian who wishes to destroy Babylon and it's inhabitants. Yet Cyrus is known by historians as the very ruler to have established what was to become known as the first declaration of human rights. The Cyrus Cylinder, now at the British Museum, describes how the Persian king liberates the inhabitants of Babylon, notably the Jews, from tyranny."
No serious allusion is made to this ambiguous relationship, especially in the Hollywood of the early 60’s, unlike Ridley Scott’s latest film “The Gladiator”. The reason I mention “The Gladiator”, which is a good attempt to revive epic films, is also to remind the costume designers for their lack of historic documentation. Indeed the Emperor Commodus bares two medallions on each shoulder to carry his cloak, which represent a winged griffin. Far from being a Roman symbol this griffin is an Aechamedian (first Persian Dynasty) symbol. https://iranian.com/Arts/2000/August/Hollywood/index.html?site=archive
The Trump Temple Coins are not just medallions or souvenirs. They are precious coins that have an entire story to tell. The main idea conveyed by these coins is that President Trump is initiating a prophetic process that will eventually facilitate, when the time comes, the rebuilding of the Third Temple. His actions mirror those of King Cyrus who declared to the Jewish people, in exile for 70 years, that "Hashem, The Lord of the World, charged me to build Him a house in Jerusalem." https://abcnews.go.com/International/israeli-group-sells-special-edition-trump-coin/story?id=55096698