The Second Temple half tax coin
This coin used at the time of Jesus in Jerusalem
However, we don’t want to offend them, so go down to the lake and throw in a line. Open the mouth of the first fish you catch, and you will find a large silver coin. Take it and pay the tax for both of us.” Matthew 17: 25
This half 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.
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.