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1980 Israel 1/2 Sheqel coin pendant Jewish Lion of Judah menorah Tel Aviv Jew Judaism Hebrew Shabbat Zion Yiddish Middle East Arab n001379

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Israel 1/2 Sheqel {1980-1985} 26S 1HC81 82

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FEATURING
front: Lion resembling the image of the siegelring of "Shema, servant of Jeroboam" with state emblem (menorah flanked by olive branches) above

Lettering:
إسرائيل ISRAEL
ישראל

Jeroboam II inaugurated the longest reign of a king of Northern Israel in 788 BCE. He ruled over a period of unparalleled prosperity, taking advantage of a lapse in strong Assyrian control of the Levant. Jeroboam’s name is preserved on a seal made of jasper that is dated paleographically to the mid-eighth century, ruling out Jeroboam I, a tenth-century king of Israel. The seal depicts a magnificent lion, realistically shown in full-throated roar with its tufted tail erect. Several other seals from the late Iron Age bear the title ‘bd hmlk, “servant of the king,” an indication that the ‘ebed was a high-ranking official of the kings of Israel and Judah. Biblical evidence lends further credence to this hypothesis.

Circumstances of Discovery and Acquisition- This seal, made of jasper, was found in the Megiddo excavations of 1904; it was discovered accidentally in the excavation dump, not in a stratified level. Although the seal itself was lost en route to the Istanbul Museum, an impression cast in bronze had been made prior to its shipment.

back lettering:
1/2
שקל
תשמ"א

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Copper-nickel coin
• diameter: 20 mm
• weight: 3 g

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