Roman Jewish Bronze Coin Jewish Revolt Against Rome
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All Items: Antiques:Regional Art:Ancient World:Holy Land:Coins: Pre AD 1000: item # 1177978
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Directly from Jerusalem, historically important Roman "Jewish" bronze coin of Bar Kochba, dated from, 66 - 70 AD
"The first Jewish revolt against Rome" also know by the MASADA COIN.
Throughout the revolution that lasted from AD 66 to 70, a large number of purely jewish coins were made to supply the needs of war, as offerings for the temple, and as political or inspirational statements. These were all special coins that were made with religious acceptable designs. The most common of these was a bronze PRUTAH that displayed a grape leaf on one side and an amphora, or jar, on the other.
The legend on these coins reads "FOR THE FREEDOM OF ZION" and a reference to the year of issue, either year two or three of the revolution
The coin is nicely set on sterling silver handmade pendant
Obverse: Amphora with wide rim, year two in Paleo-Hebrew
Found in Jerusalem, Israel
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