Earliest illustrations on ancient Jewish coins, of what MAY be the 2 Biblical Lyres, (Kinnor & Nevel), as seen on ancient Jewish coins from Acco, Israel c.125BCE
Illustration of what MIGHT be the elusive Biblical Nevel - possibly a skin membrane lyre, similar to the ancient Greek Lyra? The image seems to show the reverse of the lyre (similar to the earlier lyr
When viewed from the reverse, my replica Nevel looks similar to the 2nd type of lyre depicted on the Simon Bar Kochba coins (although the original Nevel would have had a resonator)
My replica Nevel (front view), as made by Mid East Ethnic Instruments. The original Nevel would have had a resonator & 12 strings, instead of the 15 strings of this model.
Illustration of what MAY be the Biblical Kinnor, on an ancient Jewish coin from the time of the Bar Kochba Revolt against the Romans, c.134CE. Note the striking similarilty to the elogated lyre depict
When viewed from the reverse, my replica Kinnor looks exactly like the elongated lyre depicted on the Simon Bar Kockba coins! The vertical line donw the centre of the lyres depicted on the coins could
Another image of what may be the Biblical Kinnor on a Bar Kochba coin...these coins seem to depict the reverse of the lyre (the line in the middle of the lyre to me, seems to depict a strap with which
My own replica Biblical Kinnor (front view), as featured in my Lyre Albums - made by Mid East Ethnic Instruments (with the replica Simon Bar Kochba coins I attached to the top of the 2 arms...for that