Saturday, January 21, 2023

Another Bar Kokhba-era coin recovered in a cave

NUMISMATICS: Archeologists Find Ancient Hebrew Coin Dated to Jewish Rebellion Against Rome: ‘Year Two of the Freedom of Israel’ (The Algemeiner).
An ancient Hebrew coin minted during a Jewish rebellion against Roman rule in Judea has been found during an excavation of caves by the Dead Sea, the Israel Antiquities Authority recently announced.

The bronze coin was discovered at the Nahal Darga Nature Reserve. It is dated to the second year of the Bar Kokhba revolt, a failed Jewish uprising against Roman rule in Judea that broke out in 132 CE, following Roman repression of Jewish practice. ...

A silver tetradrachm from the time of the Bar Kokhba Revolt was also discovered recently in a cave in the nearby Nahal Teqoa.

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