Agorot history

The name Agorot was established upon the recommendation of the Academy of the Hebrew Language.
The term was used in 1960 when the Israeli government decided to amend the subdivision of the Israeli lira or Israeli pound from 1,000 prutot to 100 Agorot. It was believed that the term Agorot came from the Hebrew word agorat kessef which means piece of silver.

The Israelis value their history so much that even their money contains something that could make their minds go back in time. Their 1 agora has a motif of Ancient Galley while the 5 Agorot contains the replica of war the Jews had against Rome, depicting a lulav which has two etrogim. Other Israeli money also has something etched to it which takes them back to their most treasured memories of their past.

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