Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jewish coin of the First Jewish War
The First Jewish War
Shekel (silver)
Mint: Jerusalem, 68-69 CE
Diam: 24 mm; Weight: 14.03 gr
Bequest of Joseph M. Wirguin, Jerusalem
Accession number: 2003.64.16501
Obverse: Cup with rim decorated by a row of nine pellets, surrounded by inscription in Paleo-Hebrew: ŠQL YŚR’L (=Shekel of Israel); above, date: Y(ear) 3
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