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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Marcus Aurelius| > SH14112
Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, 7 March 161 - February 169 A.D., Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem), Syria Palestina
During his famous travels, Hadrian visited Judaea and initiated reconstruction of Jerusalem on the Roman model, with a temple of Jupiter replacing the Jewish Temple and restrictions on circumcision. This triggered the Bar-Kochba war, lasting three years and brutal beyond imagination. Hadrian sought to eradicate Judaism and renamed the city Aelia Capitolina, as inscribed on this rare coin.
SH14112. Bronze AE 28, SNG ANS 605, aVF, Aelia Capitolina mint, weight 16.504g, maximum diameter 28.2mm, die axis 0o, obverse IMP CAES ANTONINO ET VERO AVG, confronted, draped and laureate busts of M. Aurelius and L. Verus; reverse COL AEL CAP, Nike standing left, wreath in right and palm in left; rare; SOLD











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