Antiochus VII Tetradrachm Silver Coin
This large silver coin is an Ancient Jewish coin, the Antiochus VII Tetradrachm, from a period in Old Testament times when the Kingdom of Syria ruled Israel. Hand-Minted, Well Preserved Larger silver coins from Greek-Syrian times were known as Tetradrachms for their official size and silver content. A defining moment in Jewish independence came when the Syrian King, Antiochus VII allowed the Jewish people to produce this official silver coinage.These unusually large Silver Coins were hand-minted in Old Testament times from 129 B.C. to 138 B.C. and are unusually well preserved for 2,000 year old coins.