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 dating back to 134-135. On the obverse of the coin: an amphora with a branch of the olive tree in the center with the inscription around it that means "For freedom of Israel”. On the reverse of the coin: a grape leaf with the name "Shimon” embossed around it (the name of the leader of the 2nd revolt of Jews Shimon Bar-Kokhba) and the date – 134-135. Тhe 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 8736
- History, source, type and date of acquisition
- In the collection since 1920.
- Production period
- repoussage and chasing
- Religious holiday / lifecycle
- daily common use
- middle of I - end of I
- Diameter (mm)
- Preservation condition
- Description of the preservation condition
- Uneven edges with dents in two places, blurred impression, white stains.
- no restoration needed
- Current location
- in storage