Reproduction Tyre, Phoenicia Silver Shekel

Tyre, Phoenicia Silver Shekel
Product Code: TPSCOIN
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Price: £7.00
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Obverse: Laureate bust of Melkart (the Phoenician god, originally the chief god of Tyre) right, lion skin tied around neck.

Reverse: Eagle with closed wings standing left on prow of ship. Palm branch under far wind. Date QK (year 29) above club left. Phoenician letter beth between legs, monogram CA in right field. Text around TUROUIER AS KAIASULOU.

History: Phoenicia Tyre Shekels were the only currency employed by the religious authorities in Jerusalem and considered by many as the Biblical "30 Pieces of Silver" paid to Judas Iscariot for betraying Jesus Christ.

Minted: 98 - 97 BC

Diameter: 2.9cm

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