The Israel Numismatic Society
Dear friends and colleagues,
We are happy to announce the publication of the book:
Gold Coin and Small Change: Monetary Circulation in Fifth-Seventh Century Byzantine Palestine
by Gabriela Bijovsky
published by EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste (in association with the Israel Numismatic Society),
Trieste , 2012. - p. 553 ; 24 cm ; ill., softback (ISBN 9788883034770).
This book presents scholars a comprehensive analysis of the local coinage that circulated in Palestine
from the death of Arcadius until the time of the Arab conquest in the 640s.
The book can be purchased directly via: http://eut.units.it/dettaglio?query=JID=483
(press "Acquista" in order to fill the order form).
Currents in Numismatic Research
The Institute of Numismatics and Money History as well as the Institute of
Old Testament Studies and Biblical Archaeology at the University of Vienna
- in cooperation with the Israel Numismatic Society - invites you to
participate in the interdisciplinary seminar 'Currents in Numismatic
Research' to take place on December 1, 2013 at the Austrian Hospice in
Jerusalem and to present your numismatic research.
Contributions may deal with, but are not limited to, coinages of the Near
Eastern region. Papers may cover 5 general themes: history of research and
collections, antiquity, medieval, modern, methods.
Please, visit the event's website at http://etfat.univie.ac.at/numismatic.
The seminar will take place in the context of a study visit by students
and scholars from the University of Vienna to Jerusalem which is intended
to focus on numismatic collections. This visit forms a part of a larger
project in preparation of a coin exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches
Museum Vienna in cooperation with the Israel Museum Jerusalem.
An additional aspect of the seminar will be the presentation of the
numismatic evidence found during the recent salvage excavation on the
compound of the Austrian Hospice.
Please, let us know whether you would be interested in presenting a paper
before September 20, 2013. Send your email to:
Friedrich Schipper & Anne Lykke.
Coins of the Holy Land: The Abraham and Marian Sofaer Collection at the American Numismatic Society and the Israel Museum. (Ancient Coins in North American Collections 8, 2013)
by Ya’akov Meshorer with Gabriela Bijovsky and Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert, and edited by David Hendin and Andrew Meadows
Ancient Art of the Holy Land
Israel Numismatic Research 7 (2012)
White Gold: Revealing the World's Earliest Coins
White Gold: Revealing the World's Earliest Coins
History and aims of the Society
The Israel Numismatic Society (INS) was founded in Tel Aviv on May 10, 1945. Its first president was David Nudelman. In 1956 the INS approved a charter, which laid out the objectives and functioning of the society until recently. Since then three branches, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, grew up and have conducted regular monthly meetings. A joual on behalf of the INS, the Israel Numismatic Joual, was published, beginning in 1962. With the presidency of Prof. Dan Barag, the joual was reactivated (with Prof. Dan Barag as editor); ten volumes have appeared since 1980. Paralleling the growth of the state, the Israel Numismatic Society has greatly developed from its modest beginnings in 1945 as “The Numismatic Section of the Tel Aviv Circle of Amateurs of Antiquities.” Through the efforts and expertise of several people, from collectors to professors, the Society has advanced mode numismatic research in the small country. Several of its exceptional publications and jouals continue to broaden our understanding of financial and political events throughout Israel’s ancient and mode history. In March 17, 2006 an updated charter was unanimously approved by a general meeting of representatives from all of the branches. This updated charter will ensure that the INS will continue to function efficiently in the coming years.
For the full history of the INS click here
The main objectives of the INS are:
- the advancement and of the study of numismatics in Israel
- the encouragement of numismatic training and research on all levels among Israeli institutions and private individuals
- the administration of and coordination between the INS branches, in which lectures and other activities take place
- the holding of scientific conferences and symposia on numismatic subjects
- the cooperation with sister organizations abroad in general, and with the Commission Inteationale de Numismatique (CIN) in particular
- the collaboration with other Israeli academic organizations in tangential fields
- the publication on a regular basis of a scientific joual and related studies on its behalf.
The three INS branches in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa conduct monthly meetings, which include lectures by professionals and collectors and seminars presented by the members. In addition, the members use the monthly meetings to exchange information and discuss coins on an informal basis.
The society will hold a plenary session once a year, preceded by a country-wide symposium.