A 10 Sheqalim Israel coin pendant, image of an ancient galley and the Emblem of the State of Israel mounted in a 14kt gold filled bezel and suspended by a 14kt gold filled 18 inch chain necklace.
Obverse shows an ancient galley is a type of warship that is propelled mainly by rowing. They were the dominant types of vessels used for war and piracy in the Mediterranean Sea until the last decades of the 16th century originating in the early first millennium BC. The galley coin motif was first used by Herod Archelaus (4 B.C.E. - 6 C.E.). The galley refers to Archelaus voyage to Rome at the beginning of his reign. His father had modified his will, naming Archeleus younger brother, Antipas, King. Archelaus sailed to Rome to appeal and was awarded a large share of the kingdom and the title Ethnarch. The galley reminded those that thought to challenge him that he had the backing of Rome. However, Herod Archelaus failed at governing and was removed.
The Emblem of the State of Israel shown above the galley shows a menorah surrounded by an olive branch on each side, and the writing in Hebrew for Israel below it. The State of Israel adopted the symbol after a design competition held in 1948. The menorah is described in the Bible as the seven-lamp (six branches) ancient Hebrew lampstand made of pure gold and used in the portable sanctuary set up by Moses in the wilderness and 300 years later in the Temple in Jerusalem. Fresh olive oil of the purest quality was burned daily to light its lamps. The menorah has been a symbol of Judaism since ancient times and is the emblem on the coat of arms of the modern state of Israel. The olive branches symbolize peace.
The reverse shows the denomination "10 Sheqalim" in Hebrew and English between two stars; the date in Hebrew.
* 10 Sheqalim Israel Used Coin image of ancient galley.
* Mint year: 1984
* Diameter: 26 mm.
* Obverse: Ancient galley; the emblem of the State of Israel; "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.
* Origin of motif: Coin issued by Herod Archelaus (4 B.C.E. - 6 C.E.).
* Reverse: The denomination "10 Sheqalim" in Hebrew and English between two stars; the date in Hebrew.
* Metal Compostion: Copper 75%, aluminium 25%.
* Date of issue: February 25, 1982.
* Ceased to be legal tender: September 4, 1986.
* Pendant length, 1.5 inch, width, 1 inch.
* 14kt gold filed bezel and bail.
* 14kt gold filled necklace, 18 inch.