Bar Kochba Coin

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Ibolya Horvath
by Nick Thompson
published on 30 August 2018
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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 façade of the Temple and trumpets - are indications of the Messianic nature of the revolt. Museum of Israel, Jerusalem.

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Thompson, N. (2018, August 30). Bar Kochba Coin. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9140/bar-kochba-coin/

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Thompson, Nick. "Bar Kochba Coin." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 30, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9140/bar-kochba-coin/.

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Thompson, Nick. "Bar Kochba Coin." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 Aug 2018. Web. 22 Oct 2021.