First Jewish Revolt     66-70 AD


First Jewish Revolt 66-70 AD

Bronze prutah, 17.5 mm, 2.91 gm.
Obv: Wine amphora
Hebrew inscription: "Year Three"
Rev: Grape leaf on vine
Hebrew inscription: "for the freedom of Zion"

Struck in Jerusalem, 67-68 AD.
Year 3 of the revolt.

Nero sent the general, later emperor, Vespasian to subdue the revolt, which he did. These coins have been found in hoards at the legendary stronghold of Masada. Vespasian's son Titus conquered Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple.

Inv#: 8341


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