Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Diplomatic replica trinkets

POLITICS: A diplomatic gift. Foreign Ministry will distribute gifts to foreign visitor from the City of David in honor of Jerusalem's re-unification (Arutz Sheva).
The gifts are replicas of artifacts found in the City of David excavations representing the millennia-long connection of the Jewish People to Jerusalem.

Diplomats from abroad will receive either a half-shekel coin or a gold pendant with the image of the menorah that was found in the Ophel excavations at the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount. The original was 1,400 years old, the oldest such decoration found.
There's more on ancient half-shekel coins here and links, and more on the Ophel golden menorah medallion here and links.