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April 02 2014

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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.

April 15 2013

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Holy Land. Decorative Bronze vessel with single spout and handle, the surface with a decorative floral motif in relief, the lid rusted shut. Dark green patina with light earthen deposits. 1800's AD (6 ½" x 3 ½").

March 04 2013

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Holy Land. Silver seal with back loop, the central motif with Star of David, calligraphy around the outer border. 700-200 BC (2 1/2” x 2”)

February 27 2013

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Holy Land. Stylized statuette of a bronze wagon drawn by a horse. Earthen patina. 1850 AD (6" x 4")

February 22 2013

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Ancient Holy Land. Terracotta Late Bronze Age three-sided saucer oil lamp. 1550 BC (3 3/4"x 2 3/4")
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Ancient Holy Land. Terracotta oil lamp with the Greek letters of CHI (the cross or 'X'), and the letter RHO. The combination of these two symbols for the early Christians spelled CHRist. A decorative border surrounds the monogram. Traces of carbon residue about the wick hole. 300-400 AD (5")

January 30 2013

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Ancient Holy Land. Terracotta bottle with long narrow neck, round body and a handle, flattened bottom. 100 BC - 100 AD (5 1/2"x 3 1/2")

January 17 2013

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Ancient Holy Land. Silver Shekel of Tyre tetradrachm coin, "Thirty Pieces of Silver".  On the reverse, an eagle with various inscriptions in the field.  126-70 BC (1")
Reposted byJasiuuu Jasiuuu

November 28 2012

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Ancient Holy Land. Silver coin from the First Revolt: Chalice with inscriptions on the front. A stem with pearled bottom and three fruits on the back. 66-70 AD (½”)
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Holy Land. Bronze Bar Kochba coin with palm branch on front, vine leaf with inscriptions on reverse. 132-133 AD (1")

November 09 2012

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Ancient Holy Land. Blue glass pendant with a high relief seven-branch Menorah, the symbol for Light, Justice, Peace, Truth, Benevolence, Brotherly Love, and Harmony. Traces of iridescence. 100 AD (1 ")

June 28 2012

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Sadigh Gallery Ancient Holy Land Stone Panel #41740

From the ancient Holy Land. Carved gray basalt panel of menorah from a temple, the symbols of the seven-branched menorah stand for Light, Justice, Peace, Truth, Benevolence, Brotherly Love, and Harmony. After the Macabee’s victory over the Greeks, they returned to the Temple to find it desecrated and in ruins. As legend has it, there was only one small vessel of oil with which to light the menorah that would have lasted only one day. The miracle was that the oil lasted eight days, enough time to make more oil for the Temple. The significance of the menorah has two parts; one is to symbolize the menorah in the Temple and the other is to mark the eight days of Hanukkah. Rare and exceptional piece.  100-300 AD ( 18" x 12" x 3 ¾" )
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