The Israel Numismatic Society



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Meshorer Prize, 2013

Meshorer Prize, 2013
Israel Numismatic Research 17 (2022)



Now Available (January 2023)


Publications of the Israel Numismatic Society
Numismatic Studies and Researches Volume XII

The Yehud Coinage

A Study and Die Classification of the Provincial Silver Coinage of Judah

Haim Gitler, Catharine Lorber and Jean-Philippe Fontanille
This volume presents a die study of the provincial silver coinage of Judah in the late Persian, Macedonian and early Hellenistic periods. It offers correct descriptions of the coins, their designs, and their inscriptions; enumerates the obverse and reverse dies identified for each of the 44 recorded types and explains the probable sequence of the issues as deduced from iconographic associations and die links.
The iconography of the coin types is examined in depth, with comparisons to motifs in Greek, Persian, and ancient Near Eastern art, including other local coinages and sources in Judahite material culture. The monograph also analyzes data relating to the metrology, metal content, and circulation of the coinage. Overall, the study attempts to place the Yehud coinage in its historical context and to define its role in the economy of the ancient province of Judah.
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We are pleased to announce the publication of a new volume in the Judea Samaria Publications series: Mount Gerizim Excavations - The Coins. By Yitzhak Magen, Gabriela Bijovsky and Yoav Tzionit.
This volume discusses the History of the Samaritans on Mount Gerizim and includes the corpus of coins discovered on the site dating between the Persian and Byzantine Periods.
The volume can be purchased from the Israel Antiquities Authority on-line store (supplies are limited).
JSP 19, Mount Gerizim Excavations - The Coins
An online edition will be available on JSTOR at beginning of February 2022.

שמחים להודיע על הוצאתו לאור של ספר חדש מסדרת Judea Samaria Publications: חפירות הר גריזים — המטבעות. מאת יצחק מגן,  גבריאלה ביכובסקי ויואב ציונית.
הספר דן בתולדות השומרונים בהר גריזים, וכולל את קורפוס המטבעות שנתגלו באתר מהתקופות הפרסית עד הביזנטית. 
את הספר ניתן לרכוש בחנות הפרסומים המקוונת באתר רשות העתיקות. (הכמות למכירה מוגבלת)
קישור לחנות  JSP 19, Mount Gerizim Excavations - The Coins
גרסה אלקטרונית תועלה לאתרJSTOR  במהלך חודש פברואר 2022.


Publications of the Israel Numismatic Society
Numismatic Studies and Researches Volume XI

לעברית לחץ כאן

Small Change in Hellenistic-Roman Galilee


Danny Syon


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: 
(press "Acquista" in order to fill the order form).



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 


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 journal on behalf of the INS, the Israel Numismatic Journal, was published, beginning in 1962. With the presidency of Prof. Dan Barag, the journal 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 (ten volumes of Special Publications and five volumes of Corpus Nummorum Palestinensium) and journals 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. At this time a new journal, the Israel Numismatic Research (INR) was founded. The Society's Special Publications have been reactivated in 2015, with the appearance of Vol. XI.

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 two INS branches in 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.

Charter of the INS

Officers of the INS