Tyre Phoenicia- Shekel ("30 pieces of silver") Struck 96/5 BC

Ancient Coins - Tyre Phoenicia- Shekel ("30 pieces of silver") Struck 96/5 BC
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14.28g

Obv: Bust of Melqart right

Rev: Eagle standing left on the prow of a ship, palm behind "TUROU IERAS KAI ASULOU"  "AL" = year 31= 96/5 BC.

Ex Freeman and Sear

BMC 110-111

This type was minted from 127 BC through the middle of the 1st Century AD.  As this was the type to pay the temple tax in Isreal, I has the best argument for being the biblical thirty pieces of silver used to pay Judas to betray Christ.

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