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 (14.20 grams, 30mm) Year 24 (103/102 B.C.)

NGC Ancients AU  Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5 
Laureate head of Melkart right, within dotted border.

Eagle on prow to left, ΔK  above club to left, HP monogram in right field,  Phoenician B between eagle's legs.

Reference: DCA Tyre Supplement 50 (same dies).


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 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.
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