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Home > Catalog > |Judean & Biblical Coins| > |Jewish Revolts| > |First Jewish Revolt| > JD91427
The First Jewish Revolt, 66 - 70 A.D.
In 67, Jotapata fell after a siege and 40,000 Jewish inhabitants were massacred. The historian Josephus, leader of the rebels in Galilee, was captured by the Romans. Vespasian was wounded in the foot by an arrow fired from the city wall.
JD91427. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1363b, Meshorer TJC 204, VF, green patina, reverse off center, irregular flan with a large sprue cut, small edge crack, Jerusalem mint, weight 2.433g, maximum diameter 18.2mm, die axis 180o, year 3, 68 - 69 A.D.; obverse amphora with broad rim and two handles, year 3 (in Hebrew) around; reverse vine leaf on small branch, the freedom of Zion (in Hebrew) around; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; scarce; SOLD











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