Israel Museum Buys 1,500-Year-Old Persian Coin Collection

December 20, 2013 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Coins, Collecting, Israel Coins, Museums, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure, World Coins

By: Jewish Press News Briefs Published: December 19th, 2013 (

The Israel Museum has bought more than 1,200 silver coins that were used in Persia in the 4th and 5th centuries and which includes several rare coins. Referring to a rare silver artifact called the “first Jewish coin” because of the inscription of the word “Judea” in Aramaic, the museum’s chief curator of archaeology, Chaim Gitler, told the Times of Israel, “It’s the earliest coin from the province of Judea.”

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