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Sterling Silver Toggle Neckless, Sterling Silver pendant with 18K Gold front, with Ancient Judaea Coin from 1 Century BC. The Pedant has an 18K Gold bezel as well as three 18K Gold accent dots on sides. Pendant diameter around 30mm. Chain diameter 4mm.
Description: This specific coin is also known as the "Shekel of Tyre". These coins were minted in Tyre, Lebanon and are dated from 1st Century BC. The front of the coin shows Melkarth, the local Lebanese hero, who was frequently compared to Heracles in Greek Mythology. The Eagle, on the reverse of the coin, was inherited from the Seleucid coinage of Tyre issued just prior to the city's independence.
History: The shekels of Tyre have achieved a degree of notoriety through their identification as the most likely coinage with which Judas was paid his "30 pieces of silver" for the betrayal of the Christ. They were also considered the highest content of Silver in the ancient world.
Advantages: This pendant is a completely unisex piece. Could be worn by a man or a woman. The chain length is 20" and could be further customized. Precious metals 18K Gold and Silver. The piece could appeal to anyone from a student to a history buff, to people that love antiques, to anyone who appreciates beauty and historic events. This neckless makes for a great conversation piece as well as meaningful gift. Collector's item. Chain length 20".
Jewelry Maintenance:1. Avoid chemicals. Do not wear to hot tubs or sea. 2. To clean use a silver cloth on gold. Absolutely NO JEWELRY CLEANERS!3. Best preserved in ziplock bag when not worn.
The jewelry made in the US.The piece comes with a Certificate of Authenticity of the Coin.Workmanship is guaranteed. RETURNS: 2 weeks no questions asked. Time counts from the time you receive the item to the time you ship it back.