Judaea. First Jewish Revolt (66-70 AD). AE prutah.
Jerusalem Mint. Struck in year 2 (67/68 AD).
Amphora with broad rim and two handles; paleo-Hebrew inscription: “Year two”/ Vine leaf on small branch paleo-Hebrew inscription: “For the freedom of Zion.”
aVF, 2.54g, 17.3 mm. Hendin 1360
Discontent and inept rule led to open rebellion in 66 AD. The Romans, distracted by the Civil Wars following the earth of Nero, were unable to put a speedy end to the revolt. But in 70 AD, Titus captured and sacked Jerusalem and destroyed the temple.
These coins can make a great gift for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah or Hanukkah gift or as part of a religious historical study.