TYRE Shekel Biblical Greek Coin Jesus Betrayal Judas 30 Pieces of Silver NGC AU 5/5; 4/5.

Ancient Coins - TYRE Shekel Biblical Greek Coin Jesus Betrayal Judas 30 Pieces of Silver NGC AU 5/5; 4/5.
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PHOENICIA. TYRE

Silver Shekel (14.32 gm) 39 (88/87 B.C.) 

Laureate head of Melkart right, within dotted border.

Eagle on prow to left, club to left.
NGC Ancients Ch AU 
Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5 4374005-001




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 1/2shekel 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 Greek Coin Jesus Betrayal Judas 30 Pieces of Silver NGC AU 5/5; 4/5.
Ancient Coins - TYRE Shekel Biblical Greek Coin Jesus Betrayal Judas 30 Pieces of Silver NGC AU 5/5; 4/5.
Ancient Coins - TYRE Shekel Biblical Greek Coin Jesus Betrayal Judas 30 Pieces of Silver NGC AU 5/5; 4/5.
价格 品种: 6261
US$ 5,000.00
  • € 4,029.01
  • £ 3,569.30
  • AUD 6,315.87
  • CHF 4,638.60
  • CAD 6,282.03

利率: 02/19/18

发货从: United States