"Stack's is pleased to announce the publication of an important new numismatic reference entitled
THE NUMISMATIC LEGACY OF THE JEWS AS DEPICTED BY A DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN COLLECTION
The book is a masterful interweaving of Jewish history and religious traditions, illustrated by one of the world’s foremost collections of ancient Jewish coins. It is a collaborative work by Claudia Wallack Samuels, Paul Rynearson and Ya’akov Meshorer, with a foreword by Leo Mildenberg. It studies Jewish history from the Persian Period to the Bar Kokhba Revolt, interweaving the events of the period with their religious and cultural context, all illustrated by the wonderful collection of Alan I. Casden, whose eye for quality and rarity is evident throughout.
The book concludes with a detailed numismatic catalogue of the 228 coins of the Casden Collection which serve as its anchor. Included are the small silver coins of the Persian and Ptolemaic periods, the bronzes of the Jewish rulers and Roman governors, the silver issues of the two Revolts, the city coins and the Roman issues relating to Judaea. Each coin is fully described with regard to identification of city or ruler, metal, weight, die axis, inscription (in the original language and translation), obverse and reverse types and major numismatic references.
The book is a must for the beginning or advanced student of Jewish history, religion and numismatics. Published in hardcover and available exclusively from Stack’s for $125, the book is 212 pages long with an extensive index, bibliography and glossary, 4 maps, 11 black and white plates, and over 200 illustrations throughout the text, most enlarged to reveal fine detail."
[Editor's note: Stack's has just published a new holiday numismatic booklist, offering "20% off on all orders received by December 29, 2000."
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