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The Temple Tax Hoard
Below we offer coins from a hoard of Tyrian or Tyrian type shekels from Judaea. The group contains 95 coins, of which only 3 are shekels and 92 are half shekels. These are the shekels and half shekels well known today as the coins used by the Jews to pay the annual tax at the Jerusalem Temple and as the 30 pieces of silver paid to Judas for betraying Jesus. We are certain all the coins are from the same hoard. We are not certain the hoard is complete but no other groups of the type and few individual shekels or half shekels (no more than usual and none with the same toning) appeared on the market around the time the group was acquired in 2008. To see all the coins, also click the link to the sold coins at the bottom of the page.