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
 
 
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 Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir