Book Series American Numismatic Society

Cultural Change: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Coins of the Holy Land

David Hendin

  • Pages: xii + 113 p.
  • Size:152 x 229 mm
  • Illustrations:172 b/w
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2011

  • ISBN: 978-0-89722-319-5
  • Paperback
  • Available


Cultural Change: Jewish, Christian and Islamic Coins of the Holy Land is a full-color catalogue of the coins featured in the ANS’ acclaimed temporary exhibit of the same name. All coins are illustrated in full color with explanatory text, illustrations of related material, maps, and family-trees. The volume serves as the ideal introduction to the coinage of the Holy Land, as well as providing a history of the region from the 4th century BC to Crusader times, illustrated by the coinage that was produced there. As such, it contains some of the earliest Jewish coins, as well as the earliest to bear overtly Christian symbolism. The coins contained in this exhibit are often the finest examples of their kind in existence, and the text has been written by one of the foremost experts in the field, so the resulting volume is as attractive to look at as it is informative.



Jewish History on Coins
Coins of the Maccabees
Herodians and the Judeo-Christian Tradition
Sons of Herod
Roman Prefects and Procurators
The Jewish Wars
Coins that Jesus Knew
Christianity Portrayed on Coins
Arabs in the Holy Land
Coins of Jerusalem
Gods, Goddesses, and Monuments on City Coins
Galilee and Samaria
Judaea, Idumaea, and Philistia
Decapolis and Provincia Arabia
Prices and Values
Further Reading