H. Silver half-shekel minted in Jerusalem during the First War Against Rome (66–70 A.D.) inscribed entirely in old-Hebrew. On the left is a chalice with pearled rim, above which are two letters, shin and bet, standing for sh(enat) b(et)—the second year of the war (67 A.D.). Encircling the chalice are the words “half a shekel”. On the opposite side of the coin is a stem with three pomegranates surrounded by the inscription, “Jerusalem the Holy.”