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1982 or 1984 Israel 5 Sheqalim coin pendant Jewish cornucopia horn of plenty Hebrew gold MENORAH Torah Judea necklace Jerusalem Zion n001704

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Israel 5 Sheqalim front: Double cornucopia with pendant ribbon; the emblem of the State of Israel The cornucopia became a symbol commonly used on ancient Jewish coins. In fact, the cornucopia was one of the most popular religious symbols of the ancient world. It came into use on the coins of the Hasmonean (or Maccabean) kings, and later on the coins of Herod the Great and his son Herod Archelaus via Hellenistic influence. Coins of the Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt, Seleucid Kings of Syria, as well as a number of ancient Hellenistic city-states depicted cornucopiae. Basically, the cornucopia was an animal horn, hollow, and thus used as a container for many purposes. As the overflowing “horn of plenty”, it contained agricultural fertility symbols such as ears of grain, bunches of grapes, and pomegranates. Lettering: ישראל إسرائيل ישראל ISRAEL Translation: Israel Engraver: Eliezer Weishoff, Tidhar Dagan State emblem (menorah flanked by olive branches) The menorah (/məˈnɔːrə/; Hebrew: מְנוֹרָה‎‎ [mənoːˈɾaː]) is described in the Bible as the seven-lamp (six branches) ancient Hebrew lampstand made of pure gold and used in the portable sanctuary set up by Moses in the wilderness and 300 years later in the Temple in Jerusalem. Fresh olive oil of the purest quality was burned daily to light its lamps. The menorah has been a symbol of Judaism since ancient times and is the emblem on the coat of arms of the modern state of Israel. Lettering: ISRAEL إسرائيل ישראל Engraver: Rothschild, Lippmanإسرائيل back lettering: 5 שקלים SHEQALIM התשמ"ד Translation: 5 Sheqalim 5744 (1984) Engraver: Nathan Karp, S. Kretchmer • quantity 1 • demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Aluminium-bronze coin • diameter: 24 mm • weight: 6 g ***Choose from drop down menu *** {2 mm thick cords} 22" dark brown cotton necklace 24" brass ball chain 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo} **If you need a different length cotton necklace, leave a note upon checkout** facebook.com/coinedJewelry instagram.com/coinedJewelry twitter.com/coinedJewelry pinterest.com/coinedJewelry tumblr.com/blog/coinedJewelry

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