Half Shekel Coin
Every Jewish male used to give a half shekel coin annually to the Temple. During the Jewish Revolt against Rome, this coin was used in circulation. One side of the coin bears 3 pomegranates and says "Holy Jerusalem" in Ancient Hebrew. The other side bears a chalice and the words "Half Shekel" with the Hebrew letter "Aleph" marking the first year of the rebellion. This coin was discovered during the Temple Mount Sifting Operation at the Emek Tzurim National Park at the foot of the Mount of Olives and dates to the first year of the Revolt, 66/67 CE.
1.96"X0.98"/ 5cmX2.5cm Length 17.7"/ 45cm
925 sterling silver