A JEWISH BRONZE MASADA PRUTAH IN 14K GOLD PENDANT
Catalog:Coins:Holy Land: stock #1259312
First Jewish Revolt Against Rome; 66-70 A.D.
Obverse: Amphora with broad rim and two handles. Hebrew inscription â€œYear Two â€œ.
Reverse: Vine leaf on small branch. Hebrew Inscription: â€œThe Freedom of Zion.
Found in Jerusalem.
Very Good Condition with natural patina present.
Set in handmade 14K gold pendant.
6.5 g; 20 mm.
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MASADA was Herodâ€™s royal citadel and later the last outpost of Zealots during the Jewish Revolt. The citadel was a site of the most dramatic and symbolic act in Jewish history, where rebels chose mass suicide rather than submit to Roman capture. Great Revolt, or Jewish War (66-73 CE) - the massive revolt of Jews against the Roman tyranny, Emperor Vespasian suppressed the revolt in Galilee, and his son Titus captured Jerusalem and destroyed the Second Temple in 70 CE.A large hoard of this type coins was found during archaeological excavation in Masada...Thatâ€™s why we call it THE MASADA COIN.
What is PRUTAH ?.
Prutah is a Hebrew word which appears in the Mishna and Talmud (between the 1st century BCE and 5th century CE). A loaf of bread was worth about 10 prutot (plural). One Prutah was made up of two lepta, which was the smallest denomination minted under the Jewish kings. The Lepton (singular) is called in the King James version of the Bible - Mite. The Prutah was the most commonly minted coin of the Jewish Kings and Roman Jewish Coinage.