Friday, August 12, 2016

Jewish War shekels up for auction

NUMISMATICS: Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: A Jewish War Shekel of Year 5 (Lorie Ann Hambly for Heritage Auctions ……, Coin Week). The headline emphasizes the silver shekel from year 5, but this Heritage auction includes coins from all five years of the revolt, and the article gives some background on the events of each year. The article also notes that a number of the coins of the revolt are for sale on on eBay.

Other shekels from the Jewish revolt have been auctioned recently by another outfit. Story here and here.