Genuine Bronze 'massada' Prutah, Jewish-roman War (66 - 70ad), Year 2 For Sale
Jewish-Roman War (66 - 70AD), bronze 'Massada' prutah,
, year 2
17 mm, 2.47 grams,
Amphora, Hebrew inscriptions / Vine leaf,
inscriptions. Weakly struck in some areas. Hendin-661.
Judaea - Roman Wars (66-70 AD) After 60 years of rule by
Roman procurators, the Jews rebelled against the might of Rome,
and (amazingly) inflicted a number of defeats on Romans.
However, as soon as the Civil Wars in Rome ended, the Jewish
revolt was quelled. The Second Temple was burned down, the siege
of Massada ended in a bloody mass suicide as the Jews were
scattered. The prutah offered below was minted by rebels - they
are dated and bear a Hebrew inscriptions "for the freedom of
Zion" and were found during the excavation of Massada, thus
being known as "Massada Prutah's"
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Genuine Bronze 'massada' Prutah, Jewish-roman War (66 - 70ad), Year 2: $75