Jewish Revolt Bronze Coin in a Pendant
Bronze coin in a hand made 14k Gold setting in Jerusalem
Simon Bar Kochba: the leader of the second Jewish revolt.
In 133 AD the Jewish residents of Jerusalem Judea and the Galilee revolted against Roman troops in order to free Jerusalem and rebuild the Temple, goals which they communicated on their coins.
This specific bronze coin has many meanings and symbols related to this revolt.This coin was a major inspiration and motivating tool for the Jewish population to encourage them to become part of the rebellion during the rule of the Emperor Hadrian.
The coin had no monetary value. It was created by taking a Roman coin and minting it over with Hebrew script and symbols, which called Jews to fight Rome and free Jerusalem. If Jews were found with this coin in their possession, it would cost them their lives.
Side A has a large palm with fruits, a sign of victory and a fruitful revolt and also includes the name of the leader ‘SIMON’ in ancient Hebrew.
Side B has a grape leaf, a sign of abundance, and script which says, “For the freedom of Zion.”