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Authentic Tyre Shekel

Authentic Tyre Shekel

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Authentic Tyre Shekel: A Historical Relic and Biblical Artifact

  • Weight: 13.7Grams 
  • date: 125 / 126 BCE
  • found in: Jerusalem 
  • includes: certificate from the authoritative antiquities

Historical Description: The Tyre shekel, an ancient Phoenician coinage, bears witness to the commercial and cultural significance of the city-state of Tyre in antiquity. Minted with precision craftsmanship, each shekel embodies the economic prowess and artistic finesse of the ancient Tyrians. The obverse typically features the image of Melqart, the chief deity of Tyre, depicted in regal attire and often accompanied by symbols of power and prosperity. On the reverse, a majestic eagle in flight graces the coin, symbolizing Tyre's dominance over the seas and its status as a maritime power.

Religious Significance: In the biblical narrative, the Tyre shekel intertwines with profound stories of faith and betrayal. One such account involves Judas Iscariot, who famously betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver, Tyre shekels. This treacherous act, foretold in prophecy, ultimately led to Jesus' crucifixion, underscoring the complex interplay of human frailty and divine purpose in the unfolding drama of salvation. Additionally, the Tyre shekel is linked to the story of Peter's faith and obedience. When questioned about paying the Temple tax, Jesus instructs Peter to cast a fishing line, miraculously retrieving a shekel from the mouth of the first fish caught. This miraculous provision demonstrates both Jesus' divinity and the principle of trust in divine provision.

Unique Characteristics: What distinguishes the Tyre shekel from other coins of antiquity is its dual significance as both a symbol of economic power and a vessel of religious narrative. Its association with biblical events adds a layer of spiritual depth, elevating it beyond mere currency to a tangible artifact of faith and history. Additionally, the Tyre shekel's exquisite craftsmanship and enduring legacy make it a prized collectible, sought after by historians, numismatists, and spiritual seekers alike.

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Our breakthroughs in the industry have been fueled by the countless friendships and partnerships we've cultivated along the way. These relationships have not only enriched our collection but have also allowed us to expand our offerings to include a diverse array of items, from Icons and pottery to ancient coins, statues, and carpets.

One of our proudest achievements came when the Israeli Antiquities Authority and The Ministry of Tourism granted us authorization to sell a wide range of antiquities, affirming our commitment to authenticity and integrity. This milestone opened doors to new opportunities, leading to partnerships with international companies and participation in prestigious auctions worldwide.

What sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to authenticity. Every item in our gallery is accompanied by a legal certificate from the Israeli Antiquities Authority, and our inventory is meticulously cataloged and classified by the Israeli Museum. This ensures that our customers can shop with confidence, knowing they are acquiring genuine pieces of history.

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