Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Coin of The Week - A Prutah of The First Revolt

This is a bronze coin struck in the second year of the first Jewish Revolt against Rome, 67/68 CE (CE stands for Common Era, another way to say A.D.).

On the Obverse: An Amphora and the Words "Year 2" in paleo-Hebrew
On the Reverse: Vine Leaf and the Inscription "For the Freedom of Zion"

This coin is not only historic but also quite affordable. Amphora coins has it listed for sale for $225.00.

This coin is over 1935 years old and you can still read the inscription and own it for only $225.00. A testament both to the relative abundance of these coins and the wide range of affordable and interesting ancient coins that are in the marketplace today.

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