Popular! Ancient Roman Half Shekel coins of bible 1 inch silver metal reproduction. Larger than original, thicker 3mm than most coins. - Collection of the half-Shekel During the Second Temple period, it was custom among Jews in Jesus time to annually offer the half-Shekel into the Temple treasury, for the upkeep and maintenance of the Temple precincts, and animal-offerings. This practice not only applied to Jews living in areas out the Land of Israel. Coin possesses a silver content of 6.87 grams. According to the Jewish historian, Josephus, the annual monetary tribute of the half-Shekel to the Temple at Jerusalem was equivalent to two Athenian drachmæ, According to Jewish law, whenever a king conducted a census of the Jewish people, every person that was counted was required to pay the half-Shekel for his atonement .
Half Sheckal Coin Ancient Pewter Reproduction about 1 inch. Laws of Shekalim 1:5) that the half shekel mentioned in the Bible – the annual contribution every Jew gave in Jesus time. was required to give to the Temple coffers – is equal to 160 grains of barley, which, in modern measurements, would be approximately eight grams of silver.
While the Temple was standing, every Jewish man was required to give one half-shekel weight of silver, approximately eight grams of silver (worth about $4 today), as a mandatory tax to support the Temple. Each man was obligated to give the same amount, regardless of his economic condition. The coins, once deposited in the Temple courtyard, were sanctified and not permitted to be used for any other purpose.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. Lead free
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We get these for our Sunday Scholl students at the end of each year for their participation in our program. I present them in a case with the church name and year. Makes a wonderful momentum of their time with us. The coins are a great quality and there is a wonderful selection to choose from. Highly recommend!!
I ordered two of these packages of coins. I thought I was going to receive Four coins total. I only received two. The online wording was not clear.
Nice 1/2 shekels
I bought 2 half shekels for grandkids. But till
X-mas i get to enjoy them two. Wish you had
other old coins with bible connection.