- Top 10 archaeological finds in 2007 Archaeology Magazine
- Existence of important Biblical figure confirmed by inscription on small Babylonian clay tablet British Museum
- Real or fake? A special report (with audio by Prof. Gabriel Barkay) Hershel Shanks
My latest contribution is A Note on a Medallion of Antoninus Pius from Neapolis: The Largest Medallion Minted in Palestine’ published in the Israel Numismatic Journal, 2010.
A Note on a Medallion of Antoninus Pius from Neapolis: The Largest Medallion Minted in Palestine
by Robert Deutsch. Israel Numismatic Journal, Vol 17, 2009-10
During the reign of Antoninius Pius, the adopted son of Hadrian, the massive minting of city coinage in Palestine is represented in Neapolis by a series of coins that includes a medallion which appears to be the largest ever minted in Palestine.
You can view photos of archaeological sites I’ve supervised, in particular Megiddo’s Area M.
Because inscriptions preserve historical information explicitly, they are the most important type of archaeological find. And the real value of an epigraphical find is arguably not the item itself but its publication.
I write and publish books exploring inscriptions from Biblical times.