Dating israeli coins dating services and reno
The Israel Antiquities Authority said Wednesday that the find consists of 2,000 coins, weighing about 6 kilograms (13 pounds).Kobi Sharvit, director of the authority's marine archaeology unit, says the coins were likely swept up in recent storms near the Israeli port city of Caesarea.The letter used to represent 4 is a daled #1491; and the letter used to represent 7 is a zayin #1494; To anyone not reading Hebrew these letters can look very similar You're in luck!There is an online Hebrew year conversion tool I found, scroll down to the bottom of it: .It's a breath of success when I finally "decode" the coin. Here's a pic I made illustrating the difference between the two letters Angielczyk names, which can also be seen on Jedi's link, as they appear on actual coins (a 1977 5 agorot and 1974 10 agorot): The top stroke is longer on the daled, and it's horizontal.Most noticeably, it's asymmetrically balanced - the left "arm" is longer than the right one.
For me, the numbers 5 and 8 can be even more challenging to discern - the only difference shown in both Krause and the illustration in Jedi's link is a small gap between two of the strokes, and on a worn coin it can be hard to say whether the gap is there or not.Don't know if the link below will work but I recently posted some files to help date coins with unusual number characters/date systems (including Israel).Hope this helps. Your problem arises because the Israeli number system uses letters of the alphabet to denote numbers on coins.(I had that same problem with a phased-out 10 Agarot coin).I'm a novice and take any coin I can get but the coins that really thrill me are coins written in another alphanumeric language.
AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)A picture shows one of the gold coins recently found on the seabed off Israel's Mediterranean coast, in the Israeli town of Caesarea, on February 18, 2015.