Phoenicia 76-75AD Silver Half Shekel good Fine

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Phoenicia 76-75AD Silver Half Shekel good Fine

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  • A genuine artefact of this key period of human history, and scarce in any grade, we have a Half Shekel of Tyre in good Fine.
  • Measuring 22mm in diameter.

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A key coin from Biblical Times…

The Judaean Temple Tax – mentioned in the New Testament in Matthew – was half a shekel, as noted in the Old Testament in II Kings and Nehemiah. The Phoenician Shekel and Half Shekel were the Temple’s coins of choice, largely because the silver purity was 94% and finer. If visiting Jews had only foreign currency, the money changers who Jesus famously chased out of the Temple in Jerusalem would exchange Phoenician silver to enable payment of the tax.

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