Determine the direction of the text by finding the character for the word "year" see table below. If the character is right of the text, then you will read the characters from left to right. If the character is left of the text, read from right to left. Take note of the other characters commonly on Japanese coins. Using the table below, find the era name characters on the coin, and use the corresponding year for the next step. Keep in mind these may be reversed if the date is written from right to left.
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Archaeologists have dated the coin to the second century AD, sometime between the year and AD. Only 11 such coins from known locations exist in the country's National Treasures Department collection. One side of the coin bears the face of the Roman emperor, while the reverse features the Syrian Moon god. The coin also reads: "Of the people of Geva Phillipi," and is marked with the civic year , dating it to or AD. According to Dr Avner Ecker, a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University, it was common practice for cities in the Roman period to mint their own coins. He said: "The coin discovered is one of the municipal coins minted in the city of Geva Philippi, also known as Geva Parashim.
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Dating israel coins. The Hebrew calendar dates from the biblical age of the earth. Modern Israel began in , or in the Hebrew Calendar The Hebrew dating on the coins of modern Israel is years greater than the Christian dating; for instance, Hebrew is equivalent to AD; with the 5, assumed starting from AD Hebrew until AD Hebrew , when full dates appear on the coins.
Once the Greeks had invented coins c. The earliest coins to depict a real person, rather than a mythological figure, were also the first money mentioned in the Bible and the only coins referred to in the Old Testament. The Persian gold darics named for King Darius were issued almost unchanged in design from c.