The Ptolemaic Coin Is Very Rare
The Ptolemaic Coin was discovered by archaeologists working in Tel Kedesh, Israel. The coin dates back 2,200 years and is thought to be one of the rarest coins found in the Israeli desert. The engraving on the coin is believed to depict either Queen Arsinoe II Philadelphus or Cleopatra.
Dr. Donald T. Ariel, head of the Coin Department of the Israel Antiquities Association, says, “The coin is beautiful and in excellent preservation. It is the heaviest gold coin with the highest contemporary value of any coin ever found in an excavation in Israel, weighing almost an ounce.” The Ptolemaic Coin is estimated to be worth around $10,000.