Bar Kochba Coin

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Ibolya Horvath
by Nick Thompson
published on 30 August 2018

Silver and bronze coins were struck by the Bar Kokhba administration between 132-135 CE over the top of Roman coins. Some bear Bar Kokhba's name and his title "Prince of Israel"; others bear the phrases "for the freedom of Jerusalem" or "for the redemption of Israel" alongside the year of the revolt. The symbols on the coins - e.g. the fa├žade of the Temple and trumpets - are indications of the Messianic nature of the revolt. Museum of Israel, Jerusalem.

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APA Style

Thompson, N. (2018, August 30). Bar Kochba Coin. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Thompson, Nick. "Bar Kochba Coin." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 30, 2018.

MLA Style

Thompson, Nick. "Bar Kochba Coin." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 30 Aug 2018. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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