A careful examination revealed that it was a bronze, a coin that was used more than 2,000 years ago.
In fact the village itself was closely tied to the fate of the Jews.
The town was founded in the late 1st century BCE; but it wasn't fated to last long.
The other side features the image of a goddess wrapped in a scarf.
Officials from the Tower of David noted that while there is no date on the coin, “we know that these coins were minted in Acre, which in that time was called Ptolemais, apparently between 172 and 168 BCE.” Antiochus’s death sentence on the Jewish people sparked the Maccabean revolt, in which a small minority defeated much greater forces, leading to the re-sanctification the Holy Temple and the miracle of the oil that lasted eight days, an event commemorated by this month’s Chanukah holiday.
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Hebrew calendar starts counting years from the Creation i.e. Hebrew numbers use the alphabet letters which makes them difficult to spot amongst the other letterings of an Israeli coin. Hence, all that's required is to read the year and substract 3760 from it.
You may use the following clues: The second character from the left is most of the time a ״. As an example the coin on the right reads תשל״ח,meaning 5738, that is 1978 of the Gregorian calendar.
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