Shekel of Tyre

$ 20.00

Diameter: 26 mm

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SKU: BIB-10 Categories: , Tag:


This is the coin believed to be part of the 30 pieces of silver given to Judas to betray Jesus.   The coin was struck in Syria and was in general circulation during the life of Christ.

Obverse: Laureate bust of Melkart
Reverse: Eagle standing left on prow holding palm

Matthew 17:24-27
27 “Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast a hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.”
 The coin is usually thought to be a Tyrian  Shekel and would be exactly enough to pay the temple tax for two people.

Matthew 26:14-15
Then one of the 12, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, and said unto them, ‘What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you?’ And they covenanted with him for 30 pieces of silver.”.

Diameter: 26 mm

Material:  Silver plated lead-free fine pewter
Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with printed description on insert.


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