Tag: Shekel

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Collecting Ancient Weights

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Collecting Ancient Weights

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity. Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest ephah and an honest hin[1]. — Leviticus, 19:35-36 PEOPLE ARE NOT VERY GOOD AT estimating or comparing weight. Before the rise of market economies, people measured commodities mainly by […]

NGC Ancients: Sea Creatures on Greek Coins

NGC Ancients: Sea Creatures on Greek Coins

An ancient people’s reliance on the sea is reflected in money Finely engraved images of animals and mythic creatures are commonplace on ancient Greek coins. The spectrum is incredible, ranging from imaginary creatures to the kinds of animals the ancients encountered in everyday life. Among the most frequently shown are aquatic creatures. This is hardly […]

New Additions to Atlas Numismatics Inventory of Ancient, World Coins – April

New Additions to Atlas Numismatics Inventory of Ancient, World Coins – April

By Atlas Numismatics ……   Tokyo Bound We will be attending the Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC). 来週、T.I.C.C.に東京お楽しみに会います。Please note that we will only be able to carry a portion of the inventory available on our website; if you would like us to include any specific items for your examination at the shows please contact us […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Jewish War

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Jewish War

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   The other practices of the Jews are sinister and revolting, and have entrenched themselves by their very wickedness. Wretches of the most abandoned kind who had no use for the religion of their fathers took to contributing dues and free-will offerings to swell the Jewish exchequer; and other […]

The Origin of Specie: How Gold and Silver Became Money

The Origin of Specie: How Gold and Silver Became Money

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   …And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver. –Genesis, 20:16 ABIMELECH, PHILISTINE KING OF GERAR, gravely offended the patriarch Abraham by trying to appropriate his wife, Sarah, having been led to believe that Sarah was actually Abraham’s sister[1]. […]

Goldbergs: Extraordinary Collection of Ancient Jewish Coins at Auction January 10

Goldbergs: Extraordinary Collection of Ancient Jewish Coins at Auction January 10

By Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers ……   One of the most extensive collections of extraordinary high quality ancient Jewish coins, assembled by a Long Island Doctor over two decades, will be auctioned at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on January 10. Included are a remarkable number (45) of extremely rare silver coins picturing the Holy […]

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

By Joe Jaroch –  Posted with Permission from AU Capital Management ……….   Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like a daunting task: the U.S. Mint has existed for little more than two hundred years, but the Classical world spans a colossal twenty-one centuries. Where would a collection begin, let alone end? That’s […]

CoinWeek Video Coin Profile: The Carthaginian 1 1/2 Gold and Silver Shekel Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek Video Coin Profile: The Carthaginian 1 1/2 Gold and Silver Shekel Coin – 4K Video

Atlas Numismatics and CoinWeek offer a look into the world of ancient Carthage with this video coin profile of the Carthaginian 1 1/2 Shekel gold and silver coin. Struck bearing the likeness of the goddess Tanit on the obverse and a lithe and powerful horse on the reverse, this ancient coin is both beautiful and […]

Heritage Auctions: $38+ Million Sold in U.S. & World Coins, Currency at ANA

Heritage Auctions: $38+ Million Sold in U.S. & World Coins, Currency at ANA

Heritage’s sell-through rate exceeds 95% across the board at World’s Fair of Money auctions Aug. 9-13 Heritage Auctions sold more than $38 million worth of U.S., World & Ancient Coins and Currency at auction at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, August 9-13 in Anaheim, California. Sell-through rates exceed 95 percent across […]

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: A Jewish War Shekel of Year 5

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: A Jewish War Shekel of Year 5

By Lorie Ann Hambly for Heritage Auctions ……   One of the most important coins in this year’s Platinum Night offering is also one of the most humble-looking pieces: The famous Hunt-Shoshana Year 5 Shekel of the Jewish War against Rome (66-70 CE). This silver piece, about the diameter of a modern quarter but much […]

Ancient Coin Profiles: Carthaginian Gold & Silver 1 1/2 Shekel

Ancient Coin Profiles: Carthaginian Gold & Silver 1 1/2 Shekel

Overview: Carthage At its peak, the ancient North African city of Carthage rivaled the Eternal City of Rome for military and economic control of the western Mediterranean Sea. Today, its ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the suburbs of the Tunisian capital. Most people, if they’ve heard of Carthage at all, are familiar […]

CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The history keepers On a cool, cloudy Tuesday morning … a coin collector stops by the Laxmi Narayan temple in Basantapur, looking for a coin minted during the reign of Prithivi Narayan Shah. There he finds an old man, seated on […]

Israeli Coin Hoard May Be Ancient Coin Collection

Israeli Coin Hoard May Be Ancient Coin Collection

Evidence hints at purposeful storage by date By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   In April of this year, 16 ancient silver shekels and half-shekels were exposed near the Israeli city of Modi’in during exploratory excavations conducted by the government of Modi’in-Maccabim-Re’ut before construction began on a new neighborhood in the area. The coins date […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Coinage of the Phoenicians

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Coinage of the Phoenicians

By the third millennium BCE, a unique culture was emerging on a narrow strip of the eastern Mediterranean coast that would have an enormous impact on Western civilization. CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   A SEMITIC PEOPLE, THE PHOENICIANS developed remarkable proficiency in shipbuilding, seafaring and trade, as the prophet Ezekiel (lived […]

Ships on Ancient Coins

Ships on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   “We keep you alive to serve this ship. So row well and live.” – Quintus Arrius, Ben Hur (1959) BY THE SIXTH CENTURY BCE, when coinage came into wide use in the Mediterranean world, ships had evolved to a high technical level. Most ships on ancient coins […]

CoinWeek’s Mike Markowitz to Teach Seminar on Coins in the Bible at Baltimore Expo

CoinWeek’s Mike Markowitz to Teach Seminar on Coins in the Bible at Baltimore Expo

What’s a widow’s mite? What kind of coins were the infamous 30 pieces of silver? What exactly was “rendered unto Caesar”? The coins of the Bible have fascinated both the scholar and the collector for generation upon generation. A perennial and time-honored subject, the numismatic study of the Bible is especially rewarding to the faithful […]

The Coinage of Carthage

The Coinage of Carthage

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. Ancient Coin Series   MOST OF WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT CARTHAGE was written by their enemies–first the Greeks, then the Romans. They are described as greedy, treacherous and brutal. Yet even Cicero, a Roman politician born 40 years after Carthage was wiped out, grudgingly admitted that “Carthage would never have […]

Prototype Silver Shekel Highlights Shoshana Collection Offerings

Prototype Silver Shekel Highlights Shoshana Collection Offerings

The first silver shekel struck in Jerusalem by Jewish forces rebelling against Roman oppression in the first century CE, one of only two specimens known, will be offered as part of The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judean Coins on March 8-9, 2012. This auction will take place at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (Ukrainian Institute of America) […]

 
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