Ancient Jewish coin viewing at the Ashmolean Museum

Volker Heuchert is curator of Greek and Roman Provincial Coins, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford

Coins on display will include from the period of John Hyrcinus I (Yochanan Kohen Gadol), Late Hellenistic / early Roman Provincial Jewish coins, coins from the two Jewish Wars and Roman Imperial coins relating to the Jews e.g. Nerva abolishing the Fiscus Judaicus of Vespasian and his sons celebrating victory in the First Jewish War. In addition, a Persian (gold) Daric will be displayed, as relevant to the Jewish holiday of Purim.

Meet at entrance to Ashmolean Museum


All are welcome!