It could have been 30 of these pieces of silver (possibly in combination with Shekels of Tyre) that Judas was given to betray Jesus to the Sanhedrin. This coin could also have been the one used to pay the “Temple Tax.” There are numerous mentions of this coin in the Bible. One is in Matthew 17:27, which says that Jesus told Peter to pay the taxes with a coin that he would find in the mouth of the first fish that he caught from the sea. The obverse is a portrait of Emperor Augustus (31 BC-14 AD). The reverse has a female figure representing the Tyche of Antioch with the river Orontes at her feet.
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