Half shekel ring, designed to resemble the ancient coin that was gifted annually to the Temple. During the Great Revolt, the coin was in circulation. On one side of the coin there is a branch with three pomegranates and an inscription in ancient Hebrew: “Holy Jerusalem”. On the other side the words “Half Shekel” are inscribed, along with a chalice with the Hebrew letter "Aleph" above it, marking the first year of the rebellion. The coin was found during the sifting of archaeological rubble from the Temple Mount and is dated to the first year of the revolt against the Romans.
Diameter 1"/ 2.5cm
US size 7