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March 14, 2012 10:14 am

PA Calls Judean Shekel ‘Palestinian Coin’

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A Judean Shekel that the Palestinian Authority daily publication called a "Palestinian coin." Photo: PMW.

The official Palestinian Authority daily publication described a Judean Shekel sold at a recent auction in New York as an “ancient Palestinian coin.”

Sold for $1.1 million, the coin—from 66 CE, the first year of the Jewish rebellion against Rome—contains the Hebrew words “Shekel of Israel [Year] 1” on the front and “Jerusalem the holy” on the back, inscribed in ancient Hebrew lettering.

Yet, the PA daily said the coin is part of the “Palestinian cultural tradition,” Palestinian Media Watch reported.

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