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Silver Denarii of Bar Kokhba from Kherbit et-Tayba West of Hebron

Issam K. H. Halayqa

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This paper deals with nine silver coins recovered from antiquity looters. They are dated to the Bar Kokhba's revolt (ad 132–135) against the Roman rule in Palestine and were struck over Roman silver denarii. The texts that occurred on the coins were written in old Hebrew letters, short and relatively homogenous in content. Obverses indicate the name of the authority of minting, while reverses repeatedly mention the phrase “for the freedom of Jerusalem / of [Isra]el”. Various ornamental elements including household vessels, musical instruments and domesticated plants were also applied on the obverses and reverses of the coins.

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