Thursday 24 December 2020

Israel Coin Collection

 Israel Coin Collection

1 Agora, 1971

Three barley ears

1 Agora

1 Agora

10 Agorot 1976

Date palm tree

10 Agorot

Emblem of Israel

5 Agorot, 2000

Replica of a coin from the fourth year of the war of the Jews against Rome depicting a lulav between two etrogim; the emblem of the State of Israel.
The country name 'Israel' written in Hebrew, Arabic, and English.

5 Agorot 2001
Hanukkah commemorative coin

10 Agorot, 2017

Replica of a coin issued by Mattathias Antigonus (37 - 40 B.C.E.) with the seven-branched candelabrum; the emblem of the State of Israel; "Israel" in Hebrew, English, and Arabic. State emblem (menorah flanked by olive branches) above.

Half Shekel, 1948

Twelve-stringed harp resembling the seal of princess Ma'adana.

Half Shekel, 1980

Roaring lion resembling the image of the siegelring (German word - a ring that is used for stamping a letter with authority) of "Shema, servant of Jeroboam". During the excavation between 1903 and 1905 they found a jasper seal portraying a roaring lion and inscribed ("belonging" to Shema, servant of Jeroboam).  Shema was apparently a high official of the king of the northern kingdom, Jeroboam.

1 Shekel 1981

Omer cup

The omer (Hebrewעֹ֫מֶר‎ ‘ōmer) is an ancient Israelite unit of dry measure used in the era of the Temple in Jerusalem. It is used in the Bible as an ancient unit of volume for grains and dry commodities,
The Jewish Study Bible (2014), places the omer at about 2.3 liters
traditional Jewish standards of measurement, the omer was equivalent to the capacity of 43.2 eggs