Monday, June 25, 2018

Gold Cardo coin minted in Israel

NUMISMATICS: Israel: Latest legal tender gold bullion coin focuses on the ancient cardo roadway in Jerusalem (Michael Alexander, Coin Update).
The Bank of Israel has issued (10th June) the eighth coin design within their current bullion coin series entitled “Jerusalem of Gold.” Featured on this year’s coin is the cardo, which was the main street in the heart of the city and a significant trade centre that ran from north to south during the time when Jerusalem was governed by Rome. The cardo was a feature of most Roman cities.

The image on the reverse side of the coin is the Madaba Map. Other past posts on the Cardo are here and links.

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