Judaea, The Jewish War. Silver 1/2 Shekel (6.94 g), 66-70 CE. Jerusalem, year 3 (68/9 CE). 'Half of a shekel' (Paleo-Hebrew), ritual chalice with pearled rim, the base raised by projections on both ends; above, 'year 3'. Reverse: 'Jerusalem the holy' (Paleo-Hebrew), staff with three pomegranate buds, round base. Hendin 6391; TJC 203; Deutsch 9 (the plate coin). Pleasing old cabinet tone. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value $15,000 - UP
From the Randolph Family Collection. Purchased privately from Edward J. Waddell.