Sunday, 8 March 2020

Rare 'year 4' Judea coin found

In 2018, while sifting through debris taken from the City of David, workers discovered an ancient coin minted by Jewish Rebellion forces in the year 69 AD. It was originally found in the sewers beneath ancient Jerusalem. The few coins that the Jews minted in the year 69 all bear the words “For the Redemption of Zion”; this one depicts a wine cup, while the obverse shows the “four species” (symbolic fruits and branches used in the celebration of the Jewish feast of Sukkot) and the words “Year Four.”
There is a subtle difference between the coins of 67 and 69 AD; they changed the phrase “Freedom of Zion” to “Redemption of Zion.” The writing on the coins may be an indicator of the fading hopes of the Jewish forces.
See ----->Coins of the Jewish War