“Silver coin found in Halamish was minted during the Great Jewish Revolt prior to the destruction of the Second Temple”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
8-year-old girl stumbles upon ultra-rare 2,000-year-old ‘half-shekel’
by Amanda Borschel-Dan
August 24, 2017

After an 8-year-old girl picked up her little sister from kindergarten, she picked up a little something else from the ground on her way back home — an extremely rare 2,000-year-old “half-shekel” coin. When she returned to her home in the settlement of Halamish that day last May, Hallel Halevy did a Google search for “ancient coins” and came up with something that looked like a match. So, she of course put it in her special little box where she kept her prized little mirror and her favorite necklace. “Childhood treasures,” laughed Hallel, a rising fourth grader, in conversation with The Times of Israel on Thursday. READ MORE

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