A BRONZE COIN OF THE BAR KOCHBA REVOLT SET IN SILVER PENDANT
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Bar Kochba Revolt (132-5 CE)
Year 2; 133-4 CE
Obverse: A seven branched palm tree with two bunches of dates. Shimon in Hebrew in field.
Reverse: Vine leaf on tendril. Hebrew inscription “Year Two of the Freedom of Israel.”
Weight:v 13.2 g
Coin in fine to very fine condition with natural holy land patina present. Set in modern sterling silver setting.
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Shimon Bar-Kochba (most likely born Bar Koseva) was the leader of the Jewish revolt against Rome from 132-135 CE. Bar-Kochba strictly adhered to Jewish laws including Sabbath, tithes and holidays. Letters written in his name between 132 and 134 C.E., found in the Judean desert between 1952 and 1961, reveal his concern for Jewish observance. These letters also show his preoccupation with everyday issues such as supplying food to the camp and solving problems of land ownership.
Before and during the rebellion, Bar-Kochba and his men controlled large amounts of land in the Judean hills, Judean desert and Bet Guvrin. They also maintained contact with Jews in other areas. Bar-Kochba led the Jewish army through three and a half years of revolt. He died in a massive battle at Bethar, in the Judean hills. He was succeeded as ruler by his son Rufus, who was followed by Rufus' son Romulus.