Gallery 2: First Encounters, 965–1500
This coin, which dates from the early 13th century, is the oldest object in POLIN Museum’s collection. Its HebrewHebrewboth the Jewish sacred language of prayer and study (Yiddish: loshn-koydesh) and modern Hebrew (Hebrew: ivrit), which developed in the 19th century and became the official language of the State of Israel. inscription is an indication that Jews were involved in minting coins and in developing medieval Poland’s monetary economy. Explore these early coins and even design one of your own at the stronghold. Known as bracteates, these coins were usually one-sided.