WE ARE PLEASED TO OFFER FOR SALE AN AUTHENTIC BIBLICAL SILVER COIN, TYRE SHEKEL. AR shekel (26.45mm, 14.1 gm, 12h) Tyre Mint. Dated Civic Year 98 (29/0 BC).Laureate head of Melqart right, aegis around neck / TYPOY IEPA KAI AYOY, Eagle standing left on prow, palm frond over wing; to left, qH (date) above club; BN monogram to right, Phoenician letter between legs. Even in its waning years of influence and power, Tyre's signature coinage of silver shekels continued to function not only as a local currency, but a regional one as well. Its lengthy history of regular issuance, plus its reputation for consistency of silver fineness and weight, served it well, not only in commerce but in other respects in addition. Furthermore, records indicate that such payments were acceptable only in Tyrian shekels or half shekels -- again, because of their reliable weight and purity. So to modern eyes, the irony of the situation is that the Judean priesthood, servants of a monotheistic faith, whose Deity spurned idolaters and forbade the worship of graven images, in essence accepted the tithes on behalf of Jehovah with coin bearing pagan devices and deities!
Provenance: From the collection of late Touma Dabbah, an antiquity dealer and jeweler in the middle east during the 50's and 60's. I ENCOURAGE ALL BUYERS TO TAKE THEIR ANCIENT PIECES TO THE NEAREST MUSEUM TO BE AUTHENTICATED AND YOU CAN HAVE PEACE OF MIND. IF YOU WANT TO SEE MORE AMAZING ANCIENT DEALS, PLEASE. Check out my other items!! The item "ANCIENT GREEK BIBLICAL COIN SILVER TYRE SHEKEL 29 BC!
YEAR 98 TYRE MINT RARE" is in sale since Friday, May 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Greek (450 BC-100 AD)".The seller is "tarrabcoins" and is located in Salem, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.