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The Azekah Coin

During the survey at Tel Azekah, among the many pottery shards found, a coin was discovered on the surface.

The diameter of the coin is 23 mm, and it is fairly heavy for its size. The core of the coin is made of bronze and it is covered with silver in order to give the illusion that it is pure silver. One side of the coin depicts the profile of Athena, the patron goddess of Athens, and the other depicts an owl, the goddess’ symbol.

The coin is a Levantine imitation of the Athenian Tetra-Drachma, which was used as universal currency in the 5th and the 4th centuries BCE, very much like the dollar or the euro is used today.

Via The Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition on FB.

Tel Aviv University Continues to Feature Azekah Excavation Participants

And today they’ve featured a guy that looks vaguely familiar but I’m not quite sure where I’ve seen him…  Gosh, he sure rings a bell…


I’ve, in the meanwhile, come up with a slogan for the Azekah dig:  ‘Azekah: We’re on the Ball!’

UPDATE: Roslyn Cargill has a far better slogan:  ‘Azekah: We’re on the Baulk!’

[Nice one Ros!]

More Fantastic Photos from Tel Azekah

Courtesy our friends at Tel Aviv U.  I like this one a lot-