The PEF’s coins come mainly from PEF explorations and excavations, and from some donations by individuals. Sites represented include Jerusalem, Gezer, Ashkelon, Arwad, & Samaria. Medals include commemorative issues donated to the PEF by institutions and individuals and date from the late 19th and early 20th century.
Right: Commemorative medal issued to mark the death of Lord Kitchener in 1916
Left: Brass coin of Constantius II, AD 337 - 361.Obverse is the head of the emperor holding orb. "D.N. Constantius P.J. Aug." Reverse (shown here) depicts a legionary with standard and shield. Before him are two captives and a star above. The inscription reads "FEL[IX] TEMP[ORUM] REPARATIO", literally 'happy times are here again', perhaps a morale boost for those handling Roman currency in that difficult period. (PEF-N-114)
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