The tale of Noah and his Ark is perhaps the best known story in the Bible. God is angered by the depravity and debauchery of humans, so to clean the slate, He sends the Great Flood, sparing only Noah, his family and animals. According to the book of Genesis, every human on earth is descended from Noah. The five children of Noah's son Shem are believed to be the forefathers of all the inhabitants of the Middle East. One of those sons, Elam, was thought to have established the area of what is today Southern Iran. This bronze drachm was struck by the Elymais, the ancient Semitic people of that region. Coin is housed in an informative presentation case.