TYRE Shekel Biblical Ancient Greek Coin Jesus 30 Pieces Silver NGC Ch AU*

Ancient Coins - TYRE Shekel Biblical Ancient Greek Coin Jesus 30 Pieces Silver NGC Ch AU*
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PHOENICIA. Tyre.
Silver Shekel (29mm, 14.29 g.) 126/5 BC-AD 67/8.
Dated CY 20 (107/6 BC).
Bust of Melqart right, wearing laurel wreath and lion's skin around neck.
ΤΥPΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ, eagle standing left on prow, palm frond over right wing; to left, LK (date) above club; monogram to right, Phoenician A between legs.
HGC 10, 357. DCA p. 502. BMC Phoenicia 91.
NGC AU
5/5 - 5/5, Fine Style.

 

 

In the centuries following the Macedonian conquest, Tyre was subject first to the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt,

then at the end of the 3rd century, to the Seleucids of Syria. In 126/5 the city regained its autonomy and commenced a remarkable issue of silver and bronze coins extending well into the Roman Imperial period. 

The famous silver tetradrachms ('shekels') of this series have achieved notoriety as the most likely coinage with which Judas was paid his 'thirty pieces of silver' for the betrayal of Christ. This type of coin would also have been the type of coin that the "money changers" at their tables in the Temple courtyard would have for exchange for the Great Temple tax that would be paid. The silver content of these coin types was uniform throughout their history of being minted, and because of the absence of living human rulers on it, it was allowed to be used in the Great Temple. The tax was 1/2 shekel coin per Jewish person per year. This coin would be good for a tax for two people to contribute during their visit. Very important, historically-significant coin to both of the Jewish and Christian faiths.

 

Ancient Coins - TYRE Shekel Biblical Ancient Greek Coin Jesus 30 Pieces Silver NGC Ch AU*
Ancient Coins - TYRE Shekel Biblical Ancient Greek Coin Jesus 30 Pieces Silver NGC Ch AU*
Ancient Coins - TYRE Shekel Biblical Ancient Greek Coin Jesus 30 Pieces Silver NGC Ch AU*
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利率: 02/23/18

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