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Shekel of Judaea (First Jewish Revolt) with chalice

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Obverse: Chalice. Inscription in Aramaic around and above. ("Shekel of Israel, Yr. 3") Reverse: Three pomegranates on stem. Inscription in Aramaic around. ("Jerusalem the Holy") (see media screen for Aramaic inscriptions)


By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XV, no. 58); May 10, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 225-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Imperial Period, A.D. 68


Judaea (First Jewish Revolt)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 303.


Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 14.16 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins