In honor of the Lag B’Omer holiday this week, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced the discovery of a coin from the Bar-Kochba revolt, which was discovered at the foot of the Temple Mount.
On Monday, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) revealed its discovery of a highly rare coin dating back to the Bar-Kochba revolt, an epoch during which Jewish rebles mounted an armed offensive against Roman occupiers in the second century of the Common Era.
The coin was discovered during archaeological excavations and bears the inscription “Year Two of the Freedom of Israel,” with the reverse side showing a palm tree and the inscription “Jerusalem.”
“It is possible that a Roman soldier from the Tenth Legion found the coin during one of the battles across the country and brought it to their camp in Jerusalem as a souvenir,” explained the IAA.
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