In 66 CE, the Jews rebelled against Roman rule and began to mint their own coins, the shekel, as a sign of their independence. The coins in this jewelry collection were cast from a half-shekel in New York\'s The Jewish Museum collection that dates to the first year of the revolt. The imagery and inscriptions are 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." Get these classic cuff links for the Jewish man in your life. Sterling Silver. 3/4"w by 3/4"h.