A SILVER DENARIUS (ZUZ) OF THE BAR KOCHBA REVOLT

A SILVER DENARIUS (ZUZ) OF THE BAR KOCHBA REVOLT


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Coins: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1315633

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 $1,700.00 
Year 3; 134-135 CE

Obverse: “Shimon” within wreath. Pearl border.

Reverse: Three stringed lyre surrounded by inscription “For the Freedom of Jerusalem”. Pearl border.

In fine condition with natural patina present.

Diameter: 21mm; Weight: 3.2g

Olive wood box, Certificate of Authenticity and Display Stand Included in Price.

Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

Hendin, 728

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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.