Emerging Scholars Lecture: “Coin Deposits from Ancient Synagogues in Late Antique Palestine” with Tine Rassalle (UNC) (virtual)
Date(s) - 11/15/2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
by Carolina Center for Jewish Studies Follow
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During archaeological excavations in Israel/Palestine over the last century, fifty-seven separate coin hoards have been found in ancient synagogue buildings dated to Late Antiquity (300-700 CE). This talk provides an overview of these deposits and lays out the separate functions these hoards could have had within the Jewish communities of Late Antiquity. By analyzing the religious and socio-economic circumstances of that time, this talk will show that coins to the ancient Jews were much more than just tools for monetary transactions; they were also otherworldly devices communicating magico-religious assertions.
Tine Rassalle is an archaeologist and biblical scholar in the department of Religious Studies at UNC.
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