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Judaean Coinage Offered in Heritage Auctions Oct. 15 Spotlight

Judean bronze coin struck during the Herodian Dynasty.
Judean bronze coin struck during the Herodian Dynasty.

The field of Judaean coinage extends from ancient times to the present day, and as such it presents an excellent window into the rich culture and history of the region. Judaean coinage developed under the influence of various historical forces, from the Hellenistic era to symbols of Jewish independence and the Maccabean Revolt, and through the Jewish-Roman wars. Their coins testify to the persevering spirit of the Jewish people and reflect the alternating waves of history, going from Roman provincial coinage to symbols of the Bar Kokhba Revolt. Eventually, with the diaspora of Jewish communities and regional shifts in the balance of power, Judaean coinage ultimately declined and ceased. Its legacy endures, however, reminding us of the connection between coinage and the complex narratives of a people.

Today, Judaean coins from a variety of historical periods are highly collectible because they offer a connection to the ancient past and continue to attract scholarly interest. The Spotlight: Judaea: From Past to Present sale from Heritage Auctions gives collectors the chance to hold history in their hands. Bidding is now open.

This auction features highlights such as the following:

A live auction session at coins.ha.com caps off the sale on Sunday, October 15, at 7 PM Central, 8 PM Eastern.

Heritage Auctions
Heritage Auctionshttps://www.ha.com/
Heritage Auction Galleries is one of the world's largest collectibles auctioneers. Besides offering rare and valuable U.S. and world coins and currency, Heritage offers ancient coins, exonumia, antiques, comic books, sports memorabilia, and many other collectibles. The firm is based in Dallas, Texas.

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