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    Judaea. First Jewish War. 66-70 C.E. AR shekel (23 mm, 13.91 g, 11 h). Jerusalem, year 1 (66/7 C.E.). Chalice; date above; Paleo-Hebrew inscription "Shekel of Israel" / Three pomegranates on stem; Paleo-Hebrew inscription "Jerusalem the Holy". TJC 187; AJC II 3; Hendin 655; Kadman 2; Bromberg I 59 (same dies). Good VF, toned.

    Despite the conflicting factions within the rebel Jewish leadership, they all agreed on the production of an autonomous Jewish coinage free of pagan images. The chalice is thought to represent the Omer Cup used in the Jerusalem Temple, while the pomegranate was a longstanding symbol of the Jewish high priesthood.


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    May, 2009
    28th-31st Thursday-Sunday
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