When Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve disciples, decided to betray Jesus, he went to the Sanhedrin to strike a deal. They offered him thirty pieces of silver to point out Christ. After doing so, Judas was eaten up with dispair and returned the coins to his coconspirators. The coins were then used to buy the field of Haceldama. Some say the coins became cursed, bringing misfortune to all who possessed them.

Cast in zinc alloy, silver plated and authentically antiqued, these thirty coins are exact copies of a Tyrian shekel from the time of Our Lord. They are shown here in an aged bag with leather tie.