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Lot 4870

Earliest Biblical Currency. Judaea-Palistine, c. 2000-500 BC. Width of largest: 3-1/4". Lot of two bronzes, including an armlet, and a ring or "earring" that would served a multiple of uses -- adornment or objects of barter, objects of intrinsic metal value, or metal pieces of specific size and wieght, and so becoming in effect a "coin" of certain worth. Lastly, three small nuggets of raw gold to the weight of four gerah -- an always acceptable form of currency in the Near East. Ancient bronzes are well preserved with original crusty green patina.
Estimated Value $100 - 200.
Ex Shirley Barr Sage Collection, published in her Biblical Numismatics: Thirty Pieces of Silver, illustrated and discussed on pp. 8, 398.

Realized $144

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