Shekels of Tyre among the most popular of ancient coins: Ancients Today

Popular ancient coin type has biblical connection
By , Special to Coin World
Published : 05/21/16
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After Nero ended the series in A.D. 65 to 66, the Tyre Mint issued no silver coins again until the early years of the Emperor Trajan (A.D. 98 to 117) and the inaugural year of Hadrian (A.D. 117). 

By this time, however, Tyrian coins were not branded as “independent” issues, but merely provincial coinages struck on behalf of the emperors. Thereafter a long hiatus passed before the last silver coins (albeit debased) were struck at Tyre by a series of emperors who reigned during the period A.D. 209 to 218. 

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