Thursday, March 10, 2005

Conder Tokens

Yet again I have come across another new theme to my numismatic collection. Not content with collecting all the twelve caesars plus Celtic, Hammered, Milled and not forgetting the biblical coinage which includes the Prutha
I'm now becoming curious with Conder Tokens this a good site for Conder Tokens I should also include that anyone interested in celtic coins should visit at chris rudd

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Prutah

My interest in Biblical coins is growing by the day biblicalcoins this is a good site for learning more on Prutah coinage. Also I have just learned that Prutah is a Hebrew word which appears in the Mishna and Talmud (between the 1st century BCE and 5th century CE). A loaf of bread was worth about 10 prutot (plural). One Prutah was made up of two lepta, which was the smallest denomination minted under the Jewish kings. The Lepton (singular) is called in the King James version of the Bible - Mite. The Prutah was the most commonly minted coin of the Jewish Kings and Roman rulers of the period.