A Jewish coin (Zhytomyr Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions)
The coin of the period of the 2nd revolt of Jews (2ndcentury).
Coin bearing Jewish signs and words dates back, most probably, to 132-135.On the obverse of the coin: an inscription of four lines. On the reverse of the coin: a poppy-head (or a pomegranate) in the center, two cornucopias on both sides.The time of circulation of this coin covers the period of the 2nd revolt of Jews headed by Shimon Bar-Kokhba in South Judea (132-135). The archeological expedition headed by doctor Gideon Mann discovered a lot of such coins in our days in the cave near Beitar, that was a hiding place of Bar-Kokhba.
- Museum / institution
- Zhytomyr Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions
- Inventory number in the institution
- КП 20418 Н/б 8721
- History, source, type and date of acquisition
- In the collection since 1920.
- Production period
- repoussage and chasing
- Religious holiday / lifecycle
- daily common use
- the beginning of I - the beginning of I
- Diameter (mm)
- Inscriptions, marks, initials
- The coin has blurred impression, uneven edges, scratches, white stains.
- Preservation condition
- no restoration needed
- Current location
- in storage