Second Temple Silver Tax Coin.
Silver coin marking ‘The Jewish War against Rome’ of April 68-May 69 AD.
AR Shekel of Israel year 3.
Side A: written in ancient Hebrew Shekel of Israel with ritual chalice and pearled top.
Side B: Script in ancient Hebrew ‘JERUSALEM THE HOLY’ around three pomegranate buds.
The Ritual Chalice has to do with biblical Jewish feasts. Such the festival of Omer which is offering the first fruits of land, Leviticus – 23:9-11.
Pomegranates: A a Jewish symbol from where King Solomon was said to have had his crown designed upon. The pomegranate is also one of the seven species spoken of in Deuteronomy.
Unique Jewish coins are more than just a great investment. These artifacts are fascinating historical records of the first century.
First Jewish revolt money was a news source declaring what the Jewish inhabitants of Second Temple period Jerusalem thought and fought for.
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.