Saturday, 20 April 2019

The theme is this month's meeting was Ancient Coins. Just about as wide a subject as possible. I choose some ancient coins from Palestine and surrounding areas.

Coins for Easter Eve:

Coin of Alexandria              Coin of Caesarea from time of Augustus

            First revolt                              Coin from Nabataea truck by King Aretas IV

Coin of Judea in name of Nero                 Coin of Judea in name of Domitian

            Coin of Caesarea in name of Britannicus (son of Claudius)    Coin of Ascalon in name of Domitian
Coin of Judea showing temple Aelia Capitolina                       Coin of Judea First Revolt
            Coin of Caesarea in name of Britannicus                                  Coin of Judea time of Herod the Great
Coin of Judea Alexander Jannaeus                                Coin of Judea Bar Kochba revolt

Aelia Capitolina was a Roman colony, built under the emperor Hadrian on the site of Jerusalem, which was in ruins following the siege of 70 AD.

The Bar Kokhba revolt was against the Roman Empire in 132-135 AD.

First Jewish Revolt coinage was issued by the Jews after the Zealots captured Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple from the Romans in 66 AD at the beginning of the First Jewish Revolt. 

Saturday, 6 April 2019

top row two from Georgia and one from Transnistria
second row Czech Republic and two Serbian coins
next row: two Armenian coins and then Croatia
finally two Ukrainian coins.

I put out a local request for people to send in unwanted coins in aid of a charity. here are some interesting coins mainly from eastern Europe. the coin from Transnistria interested me as I could not identify it at first. The hammer and sickle looks Soviet Russian but the 2005 date was post communist era. 
It is an unrecognised state that split off from Moldova after the dissolution of the USSR and mostly consists of a narrow strip of land between the river Dniester and the territory of Ukraine
After the dissolution of the USSR, tensions between Moldova and the breakaway Transnistrian territory escalated into a military conflict that started in March 1992 and was concluded by a ceasefire in July of the same year. As part of that agreement, a three-party (Russia, Moldova, Transnistria) Joint Control Commission supervises the security arrangements in the demilitarised zone, comprising twenty localities on both sides of the river. Although the ceasefire has held, the territory's political status remains unresolved: registration. It is the only country still using the hammer and sickle on its flag.

Coins from Armenia and Ukraine you do not see every day! Amazing what you can find.