Shekel 66-70 AD


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The First Jewish Revolt (66–73 AD) broke out in 66 AD. The revolutionaries quickly captured the holy city of Jerusalem, which gave them access to the great Temple for religious purposes and to its vast treasury loaded with silver Tyrian coins that had been paid in taxes over the years. With the silver they struck the most famous of all Jewish coins, the shekel and half-shekel in different denominations. The obverse shows a chalice with the year of the revolt above, with the ancient Hebrew inscription “Shekel of Israel.” The reverse has 3 budding pomegranates with the inscription “Jerusalem the Holy.”
An Exact Replica

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Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 4 × 3 × .125 in