A silver Half Shekel coin, minted during the first year of the Great Revolt. These coins were probably minted on the Temple Mount itself during the days of the First Revolt to enable the payment of the Temple tax.
“This they shall give, everyone that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary” (Exodus 30:13)
Obverse: Branch with three pomegranates, surrounded by the Ancient Hebrew legend “Holy Jerusalem”
Reverse: Chalice topped by the letter א, signifying the first year of the Great Revolt, surrounded by the Hebrew legend “Half a Shekel”
Date: 66/67 CE