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Silver Denarius (Zuz) of Shimon Bar Kochbar - BF.071
Origin: Israel
Circa: 133 CE to 134 CE

Collection: Coin Jewelry
Medium: Silver

Additional Information: The gold mount is modern. F
Location: Great Britain
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Obverse: Shim in wreath

Reverse: Two Trumpets

The leader of the Second Jewish Revolt (132- 135 CE) against Rome was Shim’on Bar Koseba. He was known as Bar Kochbar, meaning ‘Son of the Star’ in reference to messianic expectations of the verse ‘There shall step forth a star (kochab) out of Jacob’ (Numbers 24: 17). During the First Revolt coins had been minted from silver in the Temple treasury. The destruction of the Temple by the Romans 70 CE meant that this time existing coinage in circulation had to be gathered, filed and restamped. There are several types of overstruck Roman silver denarii. The obverse usually depicts an abbreviated version of Bar Kochbar’s name surrounded by a wreath. The reverse shows the date and a symbol associated with the Temple, in this case a pair of trumpets. Another examples include a palm branch, an amphora, a bunch of grapes or a lyre. They referred to the ambition to rebuild the Temple. - (BF.071)


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