Coin Jewelry :
Jewish Coin Pendants : Silver Denarius (Zuz) of Shimon Bar Kochbar
Silver Denarius (Zuz) of Shimon Bar Kochbar - BF.071
Collection: Coin Jewelry
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-
CE) against Rome was Shim’on Bar Koseba.
was known as Bar Kochbar, meaning ‘Son of
Star’ in reference to messianic expectations of
the verse ‘There shall step forth a star (kochab)
out of Jacob’ (Numbers 24: 17). During the
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
types of overstruck Roman silver denarii. The
obverse usually depicts an abbreviated version
Bar Kochbar’s name surrounded by a wreath.
reverse shows the date and a symbol
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.