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Coins
Coin
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Coins
Coins. Pieces of metal used and accepted as a medium of exchange. A coin has a specific weight and bears some type of authentication to make it easily recognizable. The word “coin” originally referred to a wedge-shaped die or stamp used to “strike” the metal blank. The first coins may have been minted
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Coins
COINS Pieces of metal used and accepted as a medium of exchange. A coin has a specific weight and bears some type of authentication to make it easily recognizable. The word “coin” originally referred to a wedge-shaped die or stamp used to “strike” the metal blank. The first coins may have been minted
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Coin
CoinBefore the Exile the Jews had no regularly stamped money. They made use of uncoined shekels or talents of silver, which they weighed out (Gen. 23:16; Ex. 38:24; 2 Sam. 18:12). Probably the silver ingots used in the time of Abraham may have been of a fixed weight, which was in some way indicated
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COINS
COINS<koinz>: There were no coins in use in Palestine until after the Captivity. It is not quite certain whether gold and silver were before that time divided into pieces of a certain weight for use as money or not, but there can be no question of coinage proper until the Persian period. Darius I is
Compton’s Encyclopedia
coin
coinIf a society’s economy is to function efficiently, there must be some standard by which to measure the value of all goods and services. For many centuries in most societies this standard has been money. In the modern world money appears in two forms, paper and metal. Historically the metal has been
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Coins
COINS are stamped metal disks issued by a government for trade and valuation.Before money was invented, a man might trade or swap with a neighbor something he owned for something he wanted. Because of their intrinsic value and mobility, cattle were very popular in the barter system. Such trading took
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Coins
This round-mouthed jug was discovered in the foundations of the temple of Artemis in Ephesus. It contained 19 coins predating 600 b.c. and thus belong to the earliest period of coinage, soon after its invention in the Greek world.coins. The invention of coined money in ancient times did not antedate
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Coin
CoinThe Christian transformation of Imperial Roman numismatic devices (iconography and inscriptions) commenced under the Tetrarchic reorganization that was conceived and organized by Diocletian (284–305). In the Tetrarchic hierarchy the senior officer was commonly identified as Maximus Augustus. Each
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Coins
COINS, koinz: There were no coins in use in Pal until after the Captivity. It is not quite certain whether gold and silver were before that time divided into pieces of a certain weight for use as money or not, but there can be no question of coinage proper until the Pers period. Darius I is credited
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Numismatics
NUMISMATICS. 1. Pre-Constantinian period. Two Aquileian bronzes of the Maxentian age bear a small cross engraved on the tympanum of the temple of the goddess Rome. In fact, the symbol, considered the first evidence of Christianity in Roman coinage (Laffranchi, Il problematico, 45ff.) even before the
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