Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jewish coin of the First Jewish War
Shekel (silver)
Mint: Jerusalem, 67–68 CE
Diam: 23 mm; Weight: 13.95 gr
Gift of the Israel Coins and Medals Corporation
Accession number: 71.89
 
 
Obverse: Cup with rim decorated by a row of nine pellets, surrounded by inscription in Paleo Hebrew: ŠQL YŚR’L (=Shekel of Israel) and surmounted by the date: Y(ear) 2
Reverse: Stem with three pomegranates, surrounded by inscription in Paleo Hebrew: YRUŠLYM HQDUŠH (=Jerusalem the holy)


Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Israeli Ministry of Culture, Department of Museums