User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Sela (tetradrachm) with screen of Tabernacle

Start collecting

Obverse: Screen of the Tabernacle, with the Ark of the Covenant. Above, star or rosette (rebus). SCHIM-EON (Northern Semitic). Reverse: Lulab with ethrog on the left. Around: LEHERUT YERUSHALAYIM. "For the Freedom of Jerusalem." (see media screen for northern Semitic...

Show Full Description

Provenance

By 1959: with AG. Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, March 24, 1959, lot 297); October 13, 1960: purchased by MFA from Leu & Co. for $ 235.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 134–135

Mint

Uncertain mint, Judaea

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 304.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 14.87 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.1151

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins