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First Jewish Revolt Year 2?

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Paul B4:
Do these look like two Hendon 1360 prutah to you?

cmcdon0923:
Yep.

First clue is the lack of a lid on the amphora.  Year three prutot have a lid.


Craig

Paul B4:
Thank you, Craig.

Paul B4:
I see this coin described as "Masada Coin".  Do you know why?

cmcdon0923:
I am unaware of any direct ties between the coins and Masada itself, other than the strong ties between the Jewish resistance and mass suicide at Masada as opposed to giving the Romans a "victory" there.

If you've never been there, it's an almost surreal feeling as you walk around.  When we were there a few years ago, our guide, Ronen, was former Israeli army (as almost every man and woman is) and as he told us about what took place there, even his voice seemed to crack a little.  Add to that the two Israeli F-16s that streaked overhead at just that moment, and it really sinks in.


Craig

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