Friday, June 25, 2004

HERE IS AN OBITUARY of Ya'akov Meshorer, who, as reported here yesterday, died on Wednesday:
Pioneer numismatist Ya'acov Meshorer dies (Jerusalem Post)

Prof. Ya'acov Meshorer, the country's pioneer numismatist, died in Jerusalem Wednesday and was buried there Wednesday evening. He was 69. He leaves a wife and three children.

Meshorer established the Numismatic Department of the Israel Museum in 1969 and headed it for 25 years. He was born in Jerusalem and was wounded participating in the battle for the city in 1967.


(Via Bible and Interpretation News.)

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