Buy rare ancient Silver Shekel of Tyre coins from Jerusalem that have been discovered on archaeological excavations in the Holy Land. Read More...
Tyrian shekels and half of shekels were prescribed the choice of payments in Jerusalem Second Temple Tax, and the half shekel 'the coin in the fishes mouth' is the tax for every Jewish man who is over 20 years old.
But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a silver coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours. (Matthew 17:27)
The Shekel of Tyre also called tetradrachms and the half called didrachms after freedom of the city in the year 126 B.C from the Selecuid they were paterined with the Head of he chief God Melqart with Eagle of the other side with the name of the city on the right side of the agle.
The silver shekel of Tyre is the coin that was used for the temple tax in Jerusalem up until the First Revolt began in 66 A.D.
This coin was known to be the most reliable of currencies during the first century, and is even mentioned in the New Testament. This is the coin that Judas received for betraying Jesus, as well as the coin that the money changers at the temple were using.
Stop by Zak’s antiquities on the Christian Quarter road of Jerusalem’s old city.
Zak is one of the few licensed antiquity dealers in Jerusalem. Licensed by the Israel Antiquities Authority.
You are welcome to stop by the store at 24 Christian Quarter road in the heart of Jerusalem’s old city. Zak shall be happy to discuss in depth the history of the silver Palestinian coin with you.