Tyrian Shekel- Tetradrachma
A fascinating piece of Biblial History this Coin is mentioned several times in the Scriptures. The Tyrian Shekel was in circulation at the time of Jesus when the Temple of Jerusalem stood with all it’s Glory. This is the Coin Pilgrims were required to pay as the Temple tax.
When asked to pay the tax in Cappernahum Jesus instructs Peter: “Go to the Sea and cast A hook, and take the first fish that comes up. Opening his mouth thou wilt find a Stater, give it to them for me and for thee” Matthew 17:23-26
Ancient coins are amazing, touchable storytellers that transcend time. Like miniature time capsules they bring the captivating past to life.
The “Anchor & Star” project is an initiative by Tour guide Evia Ronen bringing you the History of the Holy land & the Bible through jewelry design. Dr. Haim Cohen (Phd Archeology) provides the professional advice & knowhow in Numismatics-The history of ancient coins.
We have decided to create beautifully made Artistic replicas with the belief that artifacts should remain in the country they were found. God bless & protect you !