218ERG) GREEK. PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126 BC - 65 AD.AR Shekel, 14.28 GRAMS, Laureate head of Melkart right / Eagle standing left on prow, palm on right wing. NICE VF + CONDITION;

Ancient Coins - 218ERG) GREEK. PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126 BC - 65 AD.AR Shekel, 14.28 GRAMS, Laureate head of Melkart right / Eagle standing left on prow, palm on right wing. NICE VF + CONDITION;
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218ERG) GREEK. PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126 BC - 65 AD.AR Shekel, 14.28 GRAMS, Laureate head of Melkart right / Eagle standing left on prow, palm on right wing.  Year 95/4 BC with monogram # 1 to the right of the eagle; This is SNG Copenhagen (Vol 7) # 322; NICE  VF + CONDITION;



The shekel of Tyre, because of its wide acceptance by phoenician traders and its consistent silver content is widely recognized in most likelyhood as the coin used to pay Judas to betray Jesus; Another candidate would be the Seleucid tetra of Philip Philadelphos,

Matthew 26:14-16 Then one of the twleve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests, and said to them, 'What will ye give me if I deliver him to you?' And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.

Tyre Shekels were issued from 126 BCE (Before Common Era) to the time of the First Jewish War in 69-70 CE (Common Era) and Jewish piligrims had to pay an annual tax to to the jerusalem temple; Money changers wouls set up their tables at the entrance of the temple to change these coins.

Matthew 21:10-13 And when he entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying: 'Who is this?' And the crowds said, 'This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee.' And Jesus entered the temple of God and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them 'It is written, �My house shall be called a house of prayer'; but you make it a den of robbers.'

Precio SKU: 218ERG
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