New Discovery. An 11-year-old Girl Found a Rare Silver 2000-Year-Old Coin Minted in the Temple as part of the Jewish Revolt Against the Romans.The rare coin was discovered by a girl who was touring with her family at the “archeological experience” operated by the City of David together with the National Parks Authority in the Emek Tzurim Sifting Project in Jerusalem. Scholars believe that the coin unearthed was extracted from the many silver reserves kept in the Second Temple and was probably minted by one of the Temple Priests, who joined forces with the Great Revolt of the Jews against the Romans, on the eve of the destruction of the Second Temple.A shekel made of pure silver that was used for trade in Jerusalem about 2,000 years ago, during the Second Temple period, was discovered in Jerusalem by an 11-year-old girl.The coin weighs about 14 grams. On one side is a inscription of a cup with the caption: “Israeli shekel” and next to the cup are the letters: ש”ב – shorthand for “second year” – the second year of the Great Revolt of the Jews against the Romans (67-68 CE). On the other side of the coin is an inscription identified by scholars as the headquarters of the High Priest, and next to it appears in ancient Hebrew script the words: “Holy Jerusalem.”

Photo: Yaniv Berman

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