Among the coins was a fascinating piece that is an exact twin to one of the most notorious incidences of numismatic fraud—either actual or accidental— that has occurred in the United States. This story continues to be circulated, and I receive questions about the Bar Kokhba coins found in Kentucky on a regular basis. Here is the background…. The pig pen was part of a field that he had plowed the summer before. It was the first time older residents of the city could remember that this land had ever been turned over. He seemed an honorable man and had nothing to do with ancient coins, and it appears that Mr.
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Hendin spent his early years in St. During this time, Hendin learned to speak Hebrew and became fascinated with the study of ancient Jewish and Biblical coins. The younger Hendin went on to be mentored for decades by international experts in the field.
He now sits on the board that awards this prize. He again excavated in with the Duke team. Hendin is a well-known authority on Biblical and ancient Jewish coins. He has published more than 50 articles in this field and has been invited to speak at symposia in Italy, Great Britain, Israel, and the United States.
His books and articles about ancient Middle Eastern coins and pre-coinage currency and weights span his year study of the subjects. He has donated many significant numismatic and archaeological objects to the Israel Museum , Jerusalem and thus was honored in as a Sponsor of the Israel Museum.
He is also a trustee and adjunct curator at the American Numismatic Society. During his years as a journalist with Scripps Howard, Hendin wrote as a medical journalist.
His first column, Man and his World, was the first syndicated newspaper column on ecology and ran from until Following this, Hendin wrote another syndicated newspaper column, The Medical Consumer, which was published in newspapers nationwide for six years In that position, Hendin was responsible for signing many exceptional columnists and cartoonists, including the following:.
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Guide to Biblical Coins