A miniature silver coin, bearing the Ancient Hebrew letters YHD (Yehud), spelling out the word “Yehud,”or Yehuda. The YHD Coins, bearing the name of the Judah protectorate, a province of the Achaemenid (Persian) Empire, were the first to be minted in Jerusalem, or indeed, by any Jewish authority.

Obverse:  completely worn (unphotographed).

Reverse: A barn-owl, next to the letters YHD.

Date: 4th century BCE.