Masada coin minted during the first Jewish Revolt against Rome.
Jewish rebels issued this coin as a declaration demanding the freedom to Zion and the second Temple in Jerusalem.
Date: 67-69 A.D.
Ruler: Zealot Party leader Simon bar Giora.
This type of ancient Hebrew scripts in known to us during King David and later in the Maccabean time. The issuing of this currency made known to the Jewish revolt of Judea, their desire to restore Jewish authority over the temple has been declared. The image on one side of this coin depicts a Jewish amphora. On the reverse side a grape leaf is featured, symbolic of the hope the zealots had of a future time of prosperity. In the book “War of the Jews”, Josephus the Jewish historian recorded in detail the events that were taking place in and around Jerusalem.
This coin represents the time leading up to the fulfillment of Jesus prophecy regarding the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.
Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” (Matthew 24:1)
Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities. Located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.
You are invited to visit Zak and feel the bustling surrounding his store. Come and enjoy a cup of tea and chat about the vast range of antiquity. His knowledge of antiquity and ancient oil lamps from the Holy Land shall facinate you.
Orders are shipped to you direct from Jerusalem.