Bronze Coin Minted During the Bar Kochba Revolt - C.456 - For Sale

Bronze Coin Minted During the Bar Kochba Revolt - C.456
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Obverse: Vine Leaf Encircled by the Inscription: “For the Freedom of Israel” Reverse: Palm Tree with Seven Branches with Inscription: “Simon” After the destruction of the Temple, the Jewish High Priesthood lost its center and authority. But the dream of rebuilding the Temple still smoldered. Sixty-two years after the Temple perished in flames, the Roman Emperor Hadrian proposed to build a new city on the site of Jerusalem, including a magnificent new temple dedicated to Jupiter on the site of the former Jewish temple. Hadrian's plans fanned this dream back to flame, and rebellion flared up. Simon Bar Kochba, a Jewish leader of massive physical strength (whom many believed to be the Messiah), rallied the Jews. Caught by surprise, the Roman forces in the region were defeated. Jerusalem and its surrounding area were once again under control of the Jews. A glorious series of coinage was minted by the Jews, containing legends proclaiming the "Freedom of Israel". These coins were usually struck over the top of an existing coin, and you can often make out the remnants of the old design under the new. But the concentrated might of the Romans was brought to bear on the region, and it became clear that Rome would eventually prevail. The rebellion was ultimately crushed, and Simon Bar Kochba was captured by the Romans, who executed him shortly thereafter. Origin: Judean Hills, Israel Circa: 132 AD to 135 AD Collection: Numismatics Style: Jewish Medium: Bronze

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