Israel Numismatic Research Vol 8 2013

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An Unusual Aramaic Graffito on an Athenian TetradrachmYigal RonenAbstractAn Athenian tetradrachm with an unusual graffito was discovered recently; it appears to be of local provenance. The Aramaic graffito should be read as zbwb b'al ( ???? ??? ). It is suggested that this coin was paid as a tax or a gift for the temple of Ba‘al Zebub in the Philistian city of Ekron.Some Notes on the Depictions of the Achemenid Great King on the Coins of Fourth-Century Judah, Samaria and Philistiaâ€"Rebecca SacksAbstractThe coins from fourth-century Judah, Samaria, and Philistia are articulate pieces of mass media. Depictions of the Achemenid Great King on these coins reflect the complex dynamics between overlord and vassal states. The presence of Achemenid imagery on coins from the Levant has been explained either as enforced propaganda on the part of the Achemenids or as a local attempt to curry favor with the Achemenid overlords. To these explanations, the possibility must be added that the images of the Great King were used to fortify the (slightly exaggerated) value/purity asserted by the coins.A Mint Imitating Ptolemaic Tetradrachms of ‘Akko-Ptolemaisâ€"Catharine C. LorberAbstract. A series of imitative tetradrachms based on dated Ptolemaic issues of ‘Akko-Ptolemais commenced with an undated variety marked only with ?, followed by several other varieties unknown to Svoronos. The dies represented in a recent hoard reveal that this coinage was much larger than hitherto suspected. It was probably struck to pay soldiers in the employ of a ruler somewhere east of the Ptolemaic province of Syria and Phoenicia.Tyrian Sheqels as Savings: A New Perspective on the Ramat Ra?el HoardTom BuijtendorpAbstract. The Ramat Ra?el hoard, excavated in 2008, may offer an interesting example of Tyrian sheqels being used for hoarding during a sequence of years, in what may be called a defined contribution accumulation hoard. Unlike what has been suggested by some for the large ‘Isfiya and Qumran sheqel hoards, which have been related (in different ways) to the Jerusalem Temple tax payments, the Ramat Ra?el hoard appears to reflect an individual's private savings. The hoard also illustrates how weight patterns can contribute to the discussion about coin use. Tyrian Sheqels from the ?Isfiya Hoard, Part Four: Half SheqelsCecilia MeirAbstractThe paper presents 59 Tyrian half sheqels from the Kadman Numismatic Pavilion holdings of the 'Isfiya hoard.Head Decoration Representations on Hasmonean and Herodian CoinsIdo NoyAbstractResearch into representations of head decorations on ancient Jewish coins reveals aspects of their evolution, reflecting the complex relationship between their Jewish and the Hellenistic cultural settings. The head decorations' origin and meaning in Hellenistic culture as well as the circumstances of their appearance in Jewish iconography shed light on the visual means used by the Jewish rulers in proclaiming their sovereignty.The Small Denominations of Mattathias Antigonus: Die Classification and InterpretationsIsadore Goldstein, Jean-Philippe FontanilleAbstract. This paper describes the five small denominations struck by Mattathias Antigonus (40â€"37 BCE). It presents their die classification and interprets the meanings and rationale behind the legends. It also suggests a chronology based on an analysis of the dies and minting methods.A Critical Examination of Two Undated Prutot of the First Jewish RevoltDavid B. Hendin, Nathan W. Bower, Sean G. ParhamAbstract. Non-destructive, chemical and physical tests of undated first Jewish revolt (66â€"70 CE) prutot are described and applied to two of the three known examples of this rare coin, supplementing a numismatic evaluation. One of these coins, previously published by Hendin (2001), also exhibits the image of a ?year two? revolt coin. The third is an unpublished, irregular example clearly overstruck on a Hasmonean prutah. The nature of these overstrikes add to the ques. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Israel Numismatic Research Vol 8 2013
Publisher: Israel Numismatic Society
Binding: Softcover/Paperback
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