Ancient Shekel Sterling Silver Necklace

A shekel adapted from a coin dating back to 70 CE, in the collection of The Jewish Museum in New York City.
(Earrings pictured not included)

  • Pendant: 1-3/16" long
  • Chain length: 18"
  • Necklace extender available here

$ 67.75
Ancient Shekel Sterling Silver Jewish Necklace

This piece of Judaica jewelry as a silver necklace showcases an ancient shekel. In 66 CE, the Jews rebelled against Roman rule and began to mint their own coins, called shekels, as a sign of their independence. The imagery and inscriptions are entirely Jewish in nature: a chalice with an ancient Hebrew inscription denoting the date and denomination; and a branch with pomegranates, one of the Seven Species of Israel, surrounded by the inscription, 'Holy Jerusalem'. It's a great gift of faith. offers Free Standard Shipping within the United States for orders $100.00 and over. Orders under $100.00 are a $6.45 flat rate. We also offer UPS 2nd-Day Express shipping. Rates for Express shipping are provided at checkout. Shipments to Canada are for a $15.00 flat rate via UPS Standard Shipping or USPS, or a calculated rate at checkout for UPS Saver (express shipping). Shipments to Canada may incur Canadian customs duties, taxes, and/or brokerage fees for which the customer is responsible for paying. Please note: shipping is unavailable for 1.) P.O. Box addresses, and 2.) addresses outside the United States and Canada.

Sterling silver will retain its luster for years and frequent wearing of your jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in the jewelry bag in which it came will help prevent tarnishing.