Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jewish coin of the First Jewish War
Shekel (silver)
Mint: Jerusalem, 69-70 CE
Weight: 14.05 gr
Extended loan from Bank Leumi
Accession number: 98.96.15158
 
 
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) 4
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