This set of coins contains certified reproductions of the rare and valuable originals shown in the images above.
TETRADRACHMA (134/135 C.E.)
Obverse: The Temple - The construction with four pillars represents the facade of the Temple. The dotted design between the columns suggests the Ark. The two circles in the Ark represent the staves, while the oval lines above the Ark symbolize the cherubs, and the star over the Temple, divine glory.
Reverse: The Lulav and Ethrong - The Lulav (palm branch) was used in the Temple during Sukkot, when the ritual of water-libation was performed. It was bound with branches of myrtle and willow. The Ethrong (citron) grew near water and was used during the same ceremony.
SHEKEL (68/69 C.E.)
Obverse: The Pomegranate - The Pomegranate was one of the seven fruits for which the Holy Land was famous and was among the "first-fruits" which were brought to the Temple. Pomegranates decorated the sacred Candelabrum and formed part of the vestments of the High Priest. They also symbolized piety,good deeds and knowledge.
Reverse: The Chalice - The chalice symbolizes the golden vessel that contained the "Omer" and was used on the second day of Passover, when barley and flour was offered at the Temple. The waving of this vessel in different directions during the offering corresponded to the waving of the Lulav.
PRUTAH (132/133 C.E.)
Obverse: The Palm Tree - The palm tree growing near water is the symbol of Judea. It also represented Judea the blessed and Judea the productive. The palm motif figured prominently on the walls, doors and pillars of the Tabernacle and Temple.
Reverse: Grapes - The vine was one of the earliest forms of husbandry recorded in Scriptures. Grapes were among the choicest fruits of the Holy Land and were brought to the Temple as offerings. Wine, too, was offered on the altar. The vine and grapes decorated the sacred vessels in the sanctuary.