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Sterling Silver plated Hear-shaped Pendant with Masada coin

$322.00

Sterling Silver plated Hear-shaped Pendant with Masada coin

$322.00

Sterling Silver plated Hear-shaped Pendant with Masada coin

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This coin was struck during the two Jewish revolts against the Roman occupation: the Great Revolt of 66-70 C.E. and Bar-Kokhba revolt of 132-135 C.E. The images on the coin are linked either to the Temple Service or to the Seven Species of the Land of Israel, or both of them. As an impact of the revolts, the inscriptions on the coins are nationalistic in their nature.

The coin is named after the famous Masada fortress, built by Herod the Great between 37 and 31 BCE. After the Romans conquered Jerusalem during the Jewish revolt of 66-70 C.E. , for another 3 years they could not conquer the fortress of Masada, guarded by only a thousand Jews, including women and children. The Romans delivered about nine thousand slaves to build a shaft around the fortress and pave the way for siege machines. In the end, Masada’s defenders preferred to commit collective suicide, but not to surrender to the Romans.

In the most cases the Masada coin depicts a vine leaf that represents the grapes, one of the seven species of the Land of Israel, and an amphora like the one used on the Temple service. The inscription on the coin is translated as “For the Freedom of Zion”.

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