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Judas' 30 Pieces of Silver, Tyre KP Type Shekel, Jerusalem or Tyre Mint, 14 - 15 A.D.
Judas' 30 Pieces of Silver.
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. Matthew 26:14-15. Shekels of Tyre were the only currency accepted at the Jerusalem Temple and are the most likely coinage with which Judas was paid for the betrayal of Jesus.
JD35416. Silver shekel, RPC I 4652, Prieur 1408, Hendin 919, aVF, dark toning, Tyre or Jerusalem mint, weight 13.142g, maximum diameter 24.3mm, die axis 0o
, 14 - 15 A.D.; obverse laureate head of Melqart right, lion's skin knotted around neck; reverse TYPOY IEPAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY (of Tyre the holy and inviolable), eagle left, right foot on ship's ram, palm frond behind, PM (year 140) and club left, KP over EZ monogram right, Aramaic beth between legs; SOLD
Catalog current as of Monday, August 19, 2019.
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