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Daniel Friedenberg was the recipient of the Token and Medal Society’s annual Ben & Sylvia Odesser Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution in Judaic Numismatics for his articles titled “Sasanian Jewry and its Culture.” It was presented jointly by TAMS and the American Israel Numismatic Association at the TAMS banquet held during the American Numismatic Association Boston convention.
Friedenberg’s articles appeared in AINA’s bimonthly magazine, The Shekel. The articles are a brief historical review of his newly published book, Sasanian Jewry and Its Culture – A Lexicon of Jewish and Related Seals, published by University of Illinois Press.
Friedenberg is author and editor of several Judaic numismatic references such as Great Jewish Portraits in Metal, Jewish Medals from the Renaissance to the Fall of Napoleon and Jewish Minters & Medalists. He has also published Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Land: The Plunder of Early America, Sold to the Highest Bidder: The Presidency from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush, and the historical novel, Tiberius Julius Alexander.
Friedenberg was the curator of coins and medals at The Jewish Museum in New York for many years. The museum houses the collection of about 700 portrait medals and plaques acquired by his father, Samuel Friedenberg.
To learn more about Judaic/Holy Land numismatics, visit the AINA’s website at www.theshekel.org. To join the group, sending $18 dues to AINA, P.O. Box 20255, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269.
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