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Monday, February 18 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Jewish History Illuminated by Five Ancient Coins

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In ancient Jerusalem, it could take weeks, months or years to receive news from Rome, Spain or England. Images on coins were one of the most important forms of mass communication and reflected the times in which they were minted. This presentation will examine five ancient coins to highlight and explain the historic and turbulent times in Israel from the first Chanukah in 164 BCE to the destruction of the Second Temple in 70CE to the end of the Bar Kochba Revolt in 135CE.

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Robert Messing

Bob graduated Clark University with a BA in Philosophy and has MBAs from City University and New York University. His interest in archeology and ancient numismatics goes back to his first trip to Israel in 1959. Since then, he has gone on numerous archeological digs in Israel where he has found ancient coins, mosaics and Roman glass. He also identified and cleaned artifacts that came from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Bob has written... Read More →

Monday February 18, 2013 11:15am - 12:30pm
Trenton concourse level