1st Jewish Revolt Issue, 67-68 A.D.
Æ Prutah, c. 16-18mm
Obv/ Narrow-necked amphora: around, Hebrew legend = 'year 2' (=A.D. 67/8)
Rev/ Vine branch with one leaf and tendril; around, Hebrew legend = 'the Freedom of Zion'.
Con/ aVF for the type. Better in hand than seen in the 'flash photo'.
Ref/ Sear 5639, Melshorer 153, Hendin 1360
After close to 60 years under the 'iron boot' of Rome, and despite Jerusalem's newly cobbled roads, schools, hospitals, aquaducts, baths, libraries, safe to travel bandit-free roads, freedom of worship and Roman law, the Jews were still unhappy; and they decided to revolt against the Roman Empire. A huge mistake...eh? The Roman emperor Titus ordered that the Jews should be put down...and it happened in a torrent of blood and death. But, during those fleeting years, the Hebrews struck coins of their own. Too little and much too late...
Seller's Note/ These coins are rare and certainly of historic importance. Good coin at a great price!