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Bibil Identifier bibil:218120
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) New Archaeological and Numismatic Evidence for the Persian Destruction of Jerusalem in 614 CE
Author Ben-Ami, Doron
Author Tchekhanovets, Yana
Author Bijovsky, Gabriela
Journal Israel Exploration Journal (Volume: 60, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 204-221 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The recent discoveries related to the late Byzantine period in the northern part of the City of David contribute crucial evidence and shed new light on Jerusalem at the close of the Byzantine period. The location of a gold hoard found buried under the destruction debris of a large impressive building exposed in the excavations at the Givʿati parking lot seems to imply that it was imperial money in the hands of an official authority, intended for public needs. This could have been the result of an emergency coinage - an extraordinary limited issue struck in Jerusalem under hasty conditions. Evaluation of teh archaeological and numismatic evidence strongly suggests that the destruction of this large Byzantine architectural complex should be associated with the outcome of the Persian invasion of Jerusalem in 614 CE.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (H - L) : Jerusalem / Yerushalayyim / El-Quds
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Byzantine Period (324-640)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Numismatics
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