The silver shekel coin of Tyre was used for the temple tax in Jerusalem. This was at the time Jesus taught in the second Temple up until the First Revolt in 66 A.D. Discovered on archeological digs in Israel.
After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma temple tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?” (Matthew 17:24)
This silver shekel 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. Also the coin that the money changers at the temple were using.
Weight 13 gram.
Display case included.
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Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.