The Israel Numismatic Society





White Gold

White Gold

White Gold

White Gold

White Gold

White Gold

Meshorer Prize, 2013

Meshorer Prize, 2013

June 4, 2015. The Spaer Fund for Numismatic Research is renewing its activities.
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New book

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

לעברית לחץ כאן

Small Change in Hellenistic-Roman Galilee


Danny Syon


Coinage and Power in Ancient Israel From the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
February – September 2015
A joint exhibition of  the Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
This is the largest and most important collection of Ancient Jewish coins ever displayed to the public (300 coins and related items from the Israel Museum collection, 2 coins from the Israel Antiquities Authority and 60 coins from the Kunsthistoriches Museum collection).

including the Digital Catalogue of the exhibition:
It includes:
A History of the Israel Museum’s Numismatic Department:
Exhibition showcases:
Catalogue of all the coins in the exhibition:
The general site of the exhibition is:

Just appeared (Feb. 2015)

Israel Numismatic Journal 18

Purchase and Contents 


Just appeared (Jan. 2015)

Israel Numismatic Research 9 (2014)



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: 
(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 


is available for INS members at a discount price:
700 NIS if picked at Sami Taha shop or 800 NIS if mailed inside Israel
Best is to call him by Mobile 0544955527
Sami Taha
Authorised Antiquities Dealer, License No.144
Ancient Art of the Holy Land
45 Jaffa Gate, opposite David Citadel entrance
PO Box. 14646
Jerusalem 9114601



White Gold: Revealing the World's Earliest Coins

To Exhibition Web site

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 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 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.

Charter of the INS

Officers of the INS