The Biblical Lyre chesnut
The Biblical Lyre
The design of this musical instrument is based on the 12 string lyre, which appears on the Israeli half-shekel coin. This lyre is an artistic rendition of the instrument depicted on a coin from the Bar Kochba period (132 AD – 135 AD).
The lyre is tuned to the C Major scale:
C D E F G A B C D E F G