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April 02 2014

Ancient Holy Land, Silver Shekel of Tyre (126-70 BC):
Of all the Biblical references to coins, the “thirty pieces of silver,” also known as Shekel of Tyre, paid to Judas Iscariot for his betrayal of Christ is perhaps the best known. (Matthew 26: 14-15). In the great temple of Jerusalem built by Solomon, these coins were used to pay taxes.

November 15 2013

Silver tetradrachm of Bar Kochba, in a vermeil pendant setting. The facade of the temple in Jerusalem with ark and scrolls on the front, lulav with inscriptions on the reverse. 133 - 132 BC
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