Jerusalem the holy; staff with three pomegranate buds, round base. Hendin 1364. TJC 207. AJC II 262, 23. Very rare! Scratches and surface corrosion, and cleaning marks, and the surface have been smoothed on reverse ,otherwise Good Very Fine.
MCP, it is Die 05, this coin is EX Churchil sale 16 , lot 1456, Ex Leo Kadman 1960 plat 3:28 , Ex Shoshanh collection .
Production of silver coins at the Jerusalem Temple appears to have dropped sharply in the fourth year, when the Jewish War against Rome entered its terminal phase and supplies of precious metal dried up. While the number of recorded specimens for the first three years number in the hundreds, only 40 shekels are known from Year 4.