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An expanded and updated version of
the first book that introduced novice collectors and
history buffs to the ancient Jewish coins issued by
Judaea and related coins of the Greeks, Romans etc.
These "Bible Coins," including Jewish Shekels,
the 30 Pieces of Silver and the Tribute Penny,
offer unique insights into Jewish, Christian and Islamic history in
the Holy Land. Catalog numbers refer to David Hendin's "Guide to Biblical Coins,"
coin valuations and many color pictures are from
"The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judaean Coins" courtesy of Heritage Auctions.