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Tetradrachmas and Shekels

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Mauro Coca C:


Hello guys!

            Why only the tetradrachmas minted in independent Tyre are called shekels and the others of Tire under Ptolemaic and Seleucid domination with the same weight
            pattern are not?

                   Thanks.

Jay GT4:
There is a good numiswiki article on the Temple Tax coin which explains.  Click on the blue link Temple Tax

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