OBVERSE: A narrow-necked amphora surrounded by a Hebrew legend
REVERSE:A Vine-branch with a single leaf, surrounded by a Hebrew legend that translates to "THE FREEDOM OF ZION".
Diameter: 1.6 cm
After revolting and gaining their independence from Roman rule, Israel began minting their own currency during the 3 years prior to the destruction of the Temple Unhappy with the rule of the Roman Procurators, the Judaeans rose up in open revolt in AD 66. The revolt withstood the Romans for several years (not a small thing), but in AD 70 Titus (son of Vespasian and himself future emperor) was sent to put and end to it. Jerusalem was sacked and the Temple was destroyed. During this period, the Jewish people struck a number of types of coins, and afterwards, the Romans struck the Judea Capta series to commemorate their victory
Found in Jerusalem, Israel
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