Guide to Biblical Coins (6th ed.)

by David Hendin

Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89722-741-4
xx + 648 text pages, b/w figs.

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Forty-five years after its first edition, Hendin has revised and updated this book to reflect relevant discoveries in archaeology and numismatics of ancient Israel. The metallurgy of Judean coins, symbols on Hasmonean cons, the Hasmonean coin chronology, Herodian mints, irregular issues, the Jewish War, and coin denominations are only a few of the topics that Hendin has updated.

New to the sixth edition is numismatic information about the Kingdom of Adiabene, the Ituraean Kingdom, the Roman Governors of Syria, and coins with images of Old Testament stories.

Many hundreds of new and improved graphics help illuminate the text. The photo plates have been expanded dramatically as have the images in the catalog and text. Includes a complete concordance between previous editions of GBC as well as other key references, elaborate end notes, an expanded bibliography, a full index, and an index of Latin inscriptions on the Judaea Capta coins.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Hendin is an expert in coins and weights of the ancient Levant. His original research has been published in more than 75 journal articles and book chapters and he has written of hundreds of magazine articles.

Hendin is first vice president and adjunct curator at the American Numismatic Society. In addition to Guide to Biblical Coins, he is author of Ancient Scale Weights, Cultural Change, Not Kosher (Forgeries of Ancient Jewish and Biblical Coins), and Collecting Coins plus eight non-numismatic books including the national bestseller Death as a Fact of Life.

Hendin received the Gunnar Holst Foundation Medal at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) in 2013 and the President’s Award of the American Numismatic Association in 2003 and more than a dozen literary awards.

In 1985 and 1986 he was chief numismatist of the Joint Sepphoris Project under the auspices of Duke University and Hebrew University and Duke’s Sepphoris Research Project in 2011.

Hendin earned his M.A. from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1970 after a year as a volunteer in the wake of Israel’s Six Day War. Hendin has been listed in Who’s Who in America since 1974.

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Cultural Change: Jewish, Christian and Islamic Coins of the Holy Land

HolyLandCultural Change: Jewish, Christian and Islamic Coins of the Holy Land

by David Hendin (2011)

ISBN-10:0-89722-319-5
ISBN-13:978-0-89722-319-5

Softcover. Color illus. throughout, 128 pp.
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Cultural Change: Jewish, Christian and Islamic Coins of the Holy Land is a full color catalogue of the coins featured in the ANS’s acclaimed temporary exhibit of the same name. All coins are illustrated in full color, with explanatory text, illustrations of related material, maps and family-trees. The volume serves as the ideal introduction to the coinage of the Holy Land, as well as providing a history of the region from the 4th century BC to Crusader times, illustrated by the coinage that was produced there. As such, it contains some of the earliest Jewish coins, as well as the earliest to bear overtly Christian symbolism.

The coins contained in this exhibit are often the finest examples of their kind in existence, and the text has been written by one of the foremost experts in the field, so the resulting volume is as attractive to look at as it is informative.

Contents:

Jewish history on coins
Herodians and the Judeo-Christian tradition
Sons of Herod
Roman prefects and procurators
The Jewish wars
Coins that Jesus knew
Christianity portrayed on coins
Arabs in the Holy Land
Islamic coins of the Middle East
Coins of Jerusalem
Gods, goddesses and monuments on city coins
Galilee and Samaria
Judaea, Idumaea, and Philistia
Decapolis and Provincia Arabia

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Coins of the Holy Land

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(Ancient Coins in North American Collections 8, 2013)

by Ya’akov Meshorer with Gabriela Bijovsky and Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert; edited by David Hendin and Andrew Meadows

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ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-283-9 Hardback, 2 vols, 344+244pp

The Abraham and Marian Sofaer collection consists of 4,000 coins and related objects produced by the peoples who inhabited the Holy Land from the Persian period in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE through the Crusader Kingdom in the 13th century of the modern era. Assembled over more than 30 years, the collection contains gold, silver and bronze coins of the Persians, Greeks, Samarians, Jews, Nabataeans, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, and Crusaders.

Highlights of the collection include a rich selection of the fractional silver coinage of Samaria; a comprehensive assemblage of the coins of the Hasmonaean and Herodian Jewish dynasties; superb examples of coinage issued during the Jewish revolts from Rome; fully representative runs of the coinages of the cities of Galilee, Samaria, Judaea, Idumaea, and the Decapolis under Roman rule; and rare examples of the Umayyad and Abassid coinages produced in Jerusalem and elsewhere.

All coins are fully described and illustrated on 238 plates. These volumes will serve as standard reference works for archaeologists, historians and numismatists studying two millennia of the history of the Holy Land.

Contents:

Galilee and Samaria
The Coins of Akko-Ptolemais
The Coins of Antipatris
The Coins of Caesarea
The Coins of Caesarea Panias
The Coins of Demetrias
The Coins of Dora
The Coins of Gaba
The Coins of Joppa
The Coins of Neapolis
The Coins of Samaria-Sebaste
The Coins of Sepphoris-Diocaesarea
The Coins of Tiberias
City Coins of Judaea, Idumaea, and Philistia
The Coins of Aelia Capitolina
The Coins of Anthedon
The Coins of Ashdod
The Coins of Ascalon
The Coins of Diospolis
The Coins of Eleutheropolis
The Coins of Gaza
The Coins of Marisa
The Coins of Nicopolis
The Coins of Al-Ramlah
The Coins of Raphia
The Coins of Yubna
The Decapolis and Provincia Arabia
The Coins of Abila
The Coins of Adraa
The Coins of Aylah
The Coins of Bostra
The Coins of Canatha
The Coins of Capitolias
The Coins of Charachmoba
The Coins of Dium
The Coins of Esbous
The Coins of Gadara
The Coins of Gerasa
The Coins of Hippos
The Coins of Medaba
The Coins of Nysa-Scythopolis
The Coins of Pella 188
The Coins of Petra 191
The Coins of Philadelphia 195
The Coins of Philippopolis
The Coins of Rabbathmoba
The Coins of the Samarians, Nabataeans, and Ituraeans
The Coins of the Samarians
The Coins of the Nabataeans
The Coins of the Ituraeans
Jewish Coins
Persian Period
Under the Ptolemies
The Hasmoneans
The Herodian Dynasty
Under Rome
The Jewish War
Under Rome
The Bar Kochba Revolt
Countermarks of Roman legions
Tyrian Shekels as Temple Tribute
Index
Bibliography