Many small bronze Jewish coins were mass-produced.
The mold created a strip of discs connected at their rims. Each disc along the
strip was struck, usually a bit off center because of carelessness. The discs
were then broken apart from each other to become coins. Notice the flat,
protruding, or recessed edges along some coin rims. These are breakage scars.
Look for them especially on the coin of Herod I and on those of the size of the
[SGI 5527=H 490]