Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Gold coin of Theodosius II found in the Galilee

NUMISMATICS: 1,600-year-old gold coin of emperor who abolished Sanhedrin discovered by pupils. Byzantine ruler created the 438 Theodosian law code, which collected the thousands of imperial laws of the sprawling empire and officially made Jews second-class citizens (Amanda Borschel-Dan, Times of Israel).

According to the IAA, this is the first such coin discovered in Israel.

It chances that PaleoJudaica has a recent post on the Theodosian Code and Judaism here.

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