½ Sheqel Year 4


Country Judea
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 69-70
Value 1/2 Sheqel (1/2)
Currency The Great Revolt ‒ Shekel (66-70)
Composition Bronze
Weight 15.5 g
Diameter 26 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 0073
References Hendin# 1367
Guide to Biblical Coins
by David Hendin
(Amphora Books)


Two lulav bunches flank an etrog (citron)

Lettering: שנת ארבע חצי

Translation: year four, half


Seven-branched palm tree with two bunches of dates, flanked by baskets of dates

Lettering: לגאלת ציון

Translation: to the redemption of Zion

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (69-70)  שנת ארבע (year four); Cut in half to make smaller unit of money; Struck in Jerusalem
ND (69-70)  שנת ארבע (year four); Struck in Jerusalem

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