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Herodian Oil Lamp and Bronze Coin - PF.1285
Origin: Israel
Circa: 50 BC to 150 AD
Dimensions: 2.25" (5.7cm) wide x 3.25" (8.3cm) depth
Collection: Biblical
Medium: Terracotta

Additional Information: Includes a Bronze Coin of the Jewish War against Rome
Location: United States
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For centuries, lamps have illuminated the path of civilization: they have guided great thoughts through the night, and stood vigil with lonely passions. A metaphor for joy and prosperity, for hope, for life itself, the lamp is one of the most enduring and useful of human inventions. This simple coin, minted in a time of struggle, is nonetheless adorned with images of peace and hope. It remains as a proud token of man's desire to live free. Like the lamp, it is symbolic of an ancient dream, a faith in mankind that has survived and prospered through the centuries. - (PF.1285)


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