Minted 132-133 A.D.
Obverse: SNT HT LG’LT YSRL. Triform bunch of grapes with vine leaf hanging left from a cut branch
Reverse: L’ ZNRH KH Palm tree with seven branches, cluster of three fruits on right and left.
Minted during the first year of the second Jewish revolt against Rome led by Shimon Bar-Kochba (132-135 A.D.). An extremely rare coin. In excellent condition.
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After the first Jewish revolt against Rome that ended by the destruction of the second temple 70 CE, Shimon Bar- Kochba started another revolt against Rome (132-135 CE), as a declaration of independence Bar – Kochba issued significant Jewish coinage, up to our modern history this was the last time that Jewish people had the chance to mint coins with Hebrew inscription and Jewish symbols.
The leader of the Second Revolt (132-135 CE) was Shim’on Bar Koseba. He was known as Bar Kochba, meaning “Son of the Star,“ in reference to messianic expectations of the verse: “There shall step forth a star (kochab) out of Jacob“ (Numbers 24:17). Indeed, one of the greatest sages of the time - Rabbi Akiva - had proclaimed Bar Kochba as the messiah.