Ancient Jewish Coin is Found in Lithuania Town
Menu JTA Search

Ancient Jewish Coin is Found in Lithuania Town

Download PDF for this date

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A Jewish coin dating back to the era of the Second Temple was among 289 gold coins dag up by a Lithuanian peasant who was ploughing his land in the neighborhood of Kratinga.

The treasure, which included many ancient Lithuanian, Greek and Roman coins, was taken over by the police.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund