Jewish Revolt coins for sale from Israel
The great Jewish revolt against Rome, also known as the First Jewish Revolt famously ended in Masada. In 67 - 72 A. Read More...
D the Roman legions built a rampart that would reach the fortress built by Herod the Great and overcame the Jews.
The coins of both the 1st and 2nd Jewish Revolt are very important mints as the ancient Paleo Hebrew inscription read "For the freedom to Zion" and motivated the Jews to fight the Romans.
The major historical events that took place in Judea at this time that are recorded on these coins make them important and collectible items.
Simon Bar Kokhba, leader of the Second Jewish Revolt in 132 A.D, who many Jews considered a Messianic figure. Their hopes were he would lead the a war to free the people from Roman rule allowing them them to rebuild the Temple.
The spiritual leader of the revolt Rabbi Akiva, along with Simon Bar Kokhba minted these coins to rally fighters onto victory.