Dating israeli coins
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Three extremely rare Jewish-minted coins dating from the 4th century BCE were recently discovered by the Temple Mount Sifting Project, doubling the number unearthed in ancient Jerusalem to date.These coins are among the earliest testaments to Jewish minting in the Land of Israel.
Scuba divers have discovered the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel's Mediterranean coast -- about 2,000 pieces dating back more than 1,000 years, the country's antiquities authority said.It's a breath of success when I finally "decode" the coin. Here's a pic I made illustrating the difference between the two letters Angielczyk names, which can also be seen on Jedi's link, as they appear on actual coins (a 1977 5 agorot and 1974 10 agorot): The top stroke is longer on the daled, and it's horizontal.Most noticeably, it's asymmetrically balanced - the left "arm" is longer than the right one.Don't know if the link below will work but I recently posted some files to help date coins with unusual number characters/date systems (including Israel).Hope this helps. Your problem arises because the Israeli number system uses letters of the alphabet to denote numbers on coins.Experts from the authority called to the site uncovered 'almost 2,000 gold coins in different denominations' circulated by the Fatimid Caliphate, which ruled much of the Middle East and North Africa from 909 to 1171.
AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)A picture shows some of the gold coins recently found on the seabed off Israel's Mediterranean coast, in the Israeli town of Caesarea, on February 18, 2015.He says they probably came from a boat that sank on its way to deliver tax money to Egypt about 1,000 years ago, or that it came from a merchant ship trading among Mediterranean coastal cities.He says it's a "fascinating and rare historical evidence" from the Fatimid era.On the zayin the top strike is tilted slightly (though this will be impossible to see except at high mag) but it's short and symmetrical.For me, the numbers 5 and 8 can be even more challenging to discern - the only difference shown in both Krause and the illustration in Jedi's link is a small gap between two of the strokes, and on a worn coin it can be hard to say whether the gap is there or not.This article contains Persian text, written from right to left with some letters joined.