The domain of Judean coinage extends from antiquity to the present day and, as such, provides an excellent window into the rich culture and history of the region. Judaic currency developed under the influence of various historical forces, from the Hellenistic era to the symbols of Jewish independence and Maccabean Revolt, and through the Judeo-Roman wars. Their coins bear witness to the persevering spirit of the Jewish people and reflect the alternating waves of history, ranging from Roman provincial coinage to symbols of Bar Kokhba revolt. Eventually, with the diaspora of Jewish communities and regional shifts in the balance of power, Judaic currency eventually declined and ceased. Its legacy endures, however, reminding us of the connection between currency and the complex narratives of a people.
Today, Judean coins from various historical periods are highly sought after because they provide a link to the ancient past and continue to attract scholarly interest. THE Spotlight on Judea: Past to Present sale from Heritage auctions gives collectors the chance to keep history in their hands. Bidding is now open.
This auction features highlights such as the following:
A live auction session at coins.ha.com closes the sale on Sunday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. (Central) and 8:00 p.m. (East).