your cart is empty 
Home About Us Customer Service My Account Contact Us
HomeCoin Books -  Other -  Ancients -  Coins of Bible Days


Coins of Bible Days

SKU: 13530
Model No.: 942666410
Author / Editor: Florence Aiken Banks
ISBN 10: 942666410

MSRP: $20.00
Our Price: $15.00

QTY    
 Add to cart 
   
 Add to wish list 
This is a primer on the history of ancient coins. The author links the coins of antiquity (with plenty of photos) to historic events, wars, rulers and empires, including the Persian, Greek and Roman ones, and to references in the Bible. "And ...there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed (Luke:2:1)" is a quote accompanied by a photo of the emperor's coin.

Coins were heavy to transport in those days, and marauding armies didn't have bank access, so they often buried them. Such was the case when Alexander The Great sacked Sidon in Phoenicia (modern Lebanon). The author tells us he buried piles of gold and silver coins in copper urns, intending to return, but died in the field and they were forgotten for 22 centuries until some workmen stumbled across them in 1850. (The workmen made off with much of the treasure). A photo depicts one recovered coin. More recently, ancient coins have been unearthed in Great Britain and Germany, and in other countries once ruled by Rome.

How much did a talent of gold weigh? A silver Shekel? The author makes estimates and translates that into U.S. dollar value, but those figures must be significantly updated to reflect the volatile precious metals market today. This book can take one back to the lands of Judea, Egypt and Galilee, to Lydia, Antioch and Greece, and to the times and events reflected in the coins that survive.


Binding: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 1955
Size: 6x9
Pages: 178



Buy Together

Buy Together For Only $37.46


Coins of Bible Days
+
Money of the Bible

Buy Together For Only $37.46

 Buy Together Now 

 

Customers Also Bought

Customers who bought this item also bought...

Money of the Bible
     
Copyright © 2007-2014 Wizard Coin Supply. All Rights Reserved. Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map
Site design by Ryan Design Studio