Eagle Coin Sterling Silver Bookmark. Adaptation. Tyre 127-126 B.C.E.
925 Sterling silver
Length: 6" / 15 cm
This silver tetradrachm, minted in 127-126 at Tyre, is one of a hoard of 561 silver coins that were found during the excavations at Qumran.
The obverse side of the coin shows the head of the Seleucid king Demetrius II. On the reverse side is an eagle with a palm branch at its shoulder and a Greek inscription dating the coin. Around this is the inscription in Greek "Of King Demetrius". The source of the design of the Museum's adaptation is the reverse side of the coin.
This item comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Enclosed is a short description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.