The Great Revolt
The Great revolt against Rome begins in the year 66 A.D in Caesarea, A city in Judea built by King Herod the Great. Corrupt Roman perfects, an eccentric Caesar in Rome called Neron and the Jews who have had enough of Roman rule and taxation served as the background to the revolt. A detailed, fascinating description of the events is presented to us by A Jewish historian named Joseph son of Mattitiahu AKA Josephus Flavius in A book he wrote in Rome in the year 76 A.D called “The Jewish wars” As A result of the revolt Jerusalem’s temple is destroyed by Titus in the year 70. The last & final heroic standoff will take place three years later in Masada.
To realize & display their sovereignty the Jews mint coins with the inscription Freedom of Jerusalem. This coin with it’s Jewish symbols is A replica of A coin minted in the second year of the freedom of Jerusalem. Second year of the revolt.
Ancient coins are amazing, touchable storytellers that transcend time. Like miniature time capsules they bring the captivating past to life.
The “Anchor & Star” project is an initiative by Tour guide Evia Ronen bringing you the History of the Holy land & the Bible through jewelry design. Dr. Haim Cohen (Phd Archeology) provides the professional advice & knowhow in Numismatics-The history of ancient coins.
We have decided to create beautifully made Artistic replicas with the belief that artifacts should remain in the country they were found. God bless & protect you !