Hacksilber and Coinage Commerce in Antiquity

Summary: Silver pieces discovered demonstrate robust trade routes and use of currency in Israel and the surrounding areas, 500 years earlier than previously thought. Abraham listened to Ephron, and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver that he had named in the hearing of the Hittites, four hundred shekels of silver, according to the weights…

Silver Hoard Discovery Reveals Israel’s Oldest Currency — Patterns of Evidence

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