Dating isreali coins
Emperor (Hirohito) regnal year (now L to R) = 5 x 10 6 = 56. Since the 1960s fifty yen and higher denomination coins use western numbers for the regnal year.
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.
According to the now deceased preeminent Israeli numismatist Yaakov Meshorer, the Yehud coins would have been minted circa 350 BCE.
But clearly based on foreign coinage, they weren’t so “Jewish” in character.
During the Persian era in the Land of Israel, in addition to the Jerusalem “Yehud” coin mint, there were four other local mints which generated coins, including the Philistian, Edomite, Samarian, and Dor classes.
Interestingly, the Yehud class of coin was first identified only in 1934 by pioneering Israeli archaeologist Eleazar Sukenik.
Made of silver, their design is based on the Athenian Obol and utilize its barn owl motif, representing the goddess Athena.
Salvation (and condemnation on the day of judgment) was conditioned by the graciously-enabled faith (or unbelief) of man; 2.Some 70 percent of the recovered dirt has been wet-sifted to date, primarily at the project’s previous headquarters in Emek Ha Tsurim, abutting the Mount of Olives.Today, the project, conducted under the academic auspices of Bar Ilan University’s Institute of Archaeology, is now concentrating on research and the publication of its half a million finds — and growing.With a capital in Jerusalem, Yehud Medinata existed for some 200 years until the conquest of Alexander the Great.This period is recorded in several books of the Hebrew Bible.