Jewish Archaeologist Dies in Jerusalem

Samuel Raphaeli, noted numismatist and archaeologist, died at his home last Thursday. A resident of Palestine for many years, Mr. Raphaeli, despite his great scholarship earned his living by clerking and similar modest occupations. He was a frequent contributor to the publication of the Palestine Exploration Fund. As an authority on Palestinian coins, he was in constant touch with scholars the world over, who referred to him all mooted questions regarding Phoenician, Syrian and other coins.

At the time of his death Mr. Raphaeli held the position of curator of coins in the Palestine Government’s Museum, and was a director of the Jewish Exploration Society. For some time he served as superintendent of the Rothschild Hospital of the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem.

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