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March 9, 2012 4:46 pm

Judean Shekel Sells for 1.1 Million

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The silver shekel sold at auction for over $1 million. Photo: CC by Ancient Art/Flickr

A Judean coin from 66 A.D. sold for $1.1 million at Heritage Auctions in New York City to a private East Coast collector.

The coin was part of the auction of The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judaean Coins at Heritage. The event took place Yesterday at 5pm at The Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion in Manhattan, New York.

The coin features an image of three pomegranates and a ceremonial cup. This coin is almost certainly the first silver coin minted by Jewish forces revolting against Roman rule in the first century.

Heritage says it’s the highest price for any Judean coin paid at auction.

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