THIS IS A REFERENCE LISTING OF ANCIENT JUDAEAN COIN TYPES THAT WE HAVE HANDLED IN THE PAST, NOT A LISTING OF COINS OFFERED FOR SALE.
To find a listing of the coins that we currently have for sale, please see our sales catalogue of coinage of the Ancient Greek world.
As required by British law, the so-called "Hoxne Hoard" was reported to the local authorities, who declared it a "Treasure Trove," meaning it was now legally the property of Britain.
However, the government is required to pay fair market value for a treasure trove, meaning the farmer and Lawes split a cool £1.75 million (about .8 million). Bassum found a giant of a gemstone in 1924 -- a 40.23 carat diamond.
In 538 BC, the Persian King Cyrus allowed these people to move to Judaea where they lived under Persian rule until Alexander the Great conquered the region in 332 BC.
The principle coinage used during this period would probably have been the royal Persian silver siglos and gold daric, but we see no evidence that any were minted in Judaea.
Taken together, these cases offer the most extensive and comprehensive installation of numismatic material ever at Yale.
The display is on view adjacent to the Bela Lyon Pratt Study Room, where visitors may make an appointment to view collection material.
Different geographical areas often held different gods in special esteem, and this led to regional variations in calendars. E., Romans modified their method of marking time to keep it in phase with seasons, but not require intercalation of an extra month. Month lengths were extended to bring the calendar’s total to 365 days, making it truly solar.Both coins issued under Jewish authority, and coins relating to Judaea but issued by other authorities are included on this page.This is by no means a comprehensive listing, including only a fraction of types related to Judaea that exist.In 1964, "The Star of Murfreesboro" was discovered at the same site, weighing in at 34.25 carat.Then, in 1975, came the 16.37 carat "Amarillo Starlight Diamond." The 6.35 carat "Roden Diamond" was found in 2006.