Legend Numismatics

David Hendin

David Hendin is First Vice President and an Adjunct Curator at the American Numismatic Society (ANS). Send him your questions at [email protected].
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Get a Signed Copy of David Hendin's Guide to Biblical Coins, 6th Edition

Get a Signed Copy of David Hendin’s Guide to Biblical Coins, 6th Edition

By David Hendin .....   Dear Friends: I am proud to announce the Sixth Edition of Guide to Biblical Coins, published this month by the American Numismatic...
Tempest Over a “Cheater’s Weight”

Tempest Over a “Cheater’s Weight”

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ..... A scientist need not be chastised for every error. Neither should every archaeologist, numismatist, or historian. But when the...
Helena, the First Christian Pilgrim

Helena, the First Christian Pilgrim

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ..... Some years ago, on a visit to Rome, my wife and I searched out the church of Santa Croce...
Ancient Gold Coin Hoard Pinpoints Persian Destruction of Jerusalem

Ancient Gold Coin Hoard Pinpoints Persian Destruction of Jerusalem

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ..... If a hoard of 264 Byzantine gold solidi suddenly appeared and careful examination showed that every coin in the...
David Hendin - Coins Tell the Story of Ancient Sepphoris

David Hendin – Coins Tell the Story of Ancient Sepphoris

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ..... Over the years I have spent three seasons as numismatist at excavations of Sepphoris in the Galilee, sponsored by...

Ancient Coins Depict First Fruits for Shavout

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ..... This year the Jewish Holiday of Shavout, also called Weeks or Pentecost, begins the evening of Sunday, May 16. In...
Christianity and Christian Symbols Appear on Ancient Coins

Christianity and Christian Symbols Appear on Ancient Coins

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ..... The cross has been the most recognizable symbol of Christianity for more than 1,600 years. But this was not...

Early Roman Numismatic Commentary on Judea

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ..... Books and articles have been written about the Roman numismatic commentary on the Flavian victory over the Jews at...

Questions and Answers About Coin Collecting Basics

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ..... Dear David (from Bill K.): How do I properly display my coins in a home or school? Are there...
Tyre Shekel

Graven Images and the Coins of Ancient Tyre

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ..... Silver shekels and half-shekels of Tyre were used by Jews in ancient Jerusalem to pay the annual Temple tribute...

David Hendin – What Makes a True Collector

By David Hendin for CoinWeek ..... Many of you are my friends and acquaintances of more than 50 years. Others will become new friends. As...

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AU Capital Management US gold Coins

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auctions

Great Collections Ancient and World Coins

Mid America Rare Coins - Jeff Garrett