Jerusalem, , X Fretensis Countermarks, c. 68 - 132 A.D.
CM84114. Bronze AE 25, 1609; III p. 54, 5; p. 284, 1; c/m: 291 ( on , 19 pcs.), 410 (galley, 15 pcs.), Coin , Countermarks , rough, corrosion, 10.962 g, maximum 25.1 mm, right; countermarks: (1) galley right in c. 8 mm x 4 mm rectangular punch, 410 (15 pcs); and (2) L•X•F (Legion X Fretensis) over right standing on a right in c. 12 mm x 9 mm rectangular punch, 291 (19 pcs); ; $400.00 (€356.00)
Discontent and inept rule led to open rebellion in 66 A.D. The Romans, distracted by the Civil Wars following the death of , were unable to put a speedy end to the revolt. But in 70 A.D., captured and sacked Jerusalem and destroyed the temple.SH33191. Silver
, 1358, aEF, 14.324 g, maximum 21.6 mm, 0o, Jerusalem mint, year 2, 67 - 68 A.D.; "Shekel of Israel" in Hebrew, with pearled rim, date above (year 2); stem with three pomegranates, "Jerusalem the Holy" in Hebrew around; SOLD
In 67, arrived in Ptolemais, along with X Fretensis and V Macedonica to put down the Jewish Revolt. He was joined by his son , who brought XV Apollinaris from . By late the spring the Roman army numbered more than 60,000 soldiers, including auxiliaries and troops of II.SH28932. Silver
, 1358, EF, 13.496 g, maximum 21.7 mm, 0o, Jerusalem mint, year 2, 67 - 68 A.D.; "Shekel of Israel" in Hebrew, with pearled rim, date above (year 2); stem with three pomegranates, "Jerusalem the Holy" in Hebrew around; SOLD
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