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Silver Tetradrachm of the City of Tyre - FJ.1759
Origin: Caesarea
Circa: 126 BC to 57 AD

Collection: Coin Jewelry
Medium: Silver, Gold

Additional Information: This coin is set in a 14 Karat gold necklace.
Location: United States
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With the head of Melkarth, patron god of Tyre, on the obverse, and an eagle on the reverse, this coin reflects the proud heritage of an ancient city. The Tyrian shekel, much prized in antiquity, is the most likely candidate for the thirty pieces of silver paid to Judas. A tangible excitement clings to this magnificent coin, as if it has been witness to history in the making. - (FJ.1759)


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