Tyre Shekel after 126 BC dated 97BC

Obv: Head of Melquarth right. Rev: Eagle standing on prow of ship. Metal: Silver 13.8 grams, 28 mm diameter. Condition: EF.

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History of Palestine

The Silver coins of Tyre were the only coins that were accepted for payment of the Jewish Temple Tax in Jerusalem; as such, this type coin is the most likely candidate for the "30 Pieces of Silver" paid to Judas.