Friday, November 06, 2020

The IAA's coin collection

NUMISMATICS: WATCH: Israel Antiquities Authority coin head displays treasures from the vault. Dr. Donald T. Ariel joins the ToI Community’s exclusive Behind the Headlines series for a deep dive into early and rare coins found in excavations in Israel (Amanda Borschel-Dan, Times of Israel).
The IAA collection spans from the beginning of coinage at the end of the 7th century BCE until today — with some registered coins dating to the 1970s and 1980s. The bulk of the coins date to the Hellenistic-Seleucid-Hasmonean period of the 2nd and 1st centuries BCE, and there’s a second peak in the 4th and 5th centuries CE, the early Byzantine period, says Ariel.
The video is behind the ToI subscription wall, but this well-illustrated article gives lots of highlights from it.

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