Bar Kokhba Revolt: Secrets of the Coins

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Bar Kokhba Revolt: Secrets of the Coins

Saturday, May 22, 2021
1:00 pm ET

Bar Kokhba was a rebel Jewish leader in Judaea who led a revolt against Hadrian and his troops from 132–135 CE. His coins differed in many respects from the Judean coins that preceded them—depicting the Jerusalem Temple, which had been destroyed in 70 CE, and many elements of Jewish worship. Why did they focus on the nation of “Israel” rather than “Judea?” What was the shekel of the time of Bar Kokhba? How and why were the coins manufactured? Who was the mysterious “Eleazar the Priest”? On May 22, ANS Vice President and Adjunct Curator David Hendin will discuss the mysteries of these coins and place them into their context as the last ancient Judean coins.

This lecture will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube for later viewing.

Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations is supported by an ANS endowment fund generously given in honor of Mr. Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli and Mrs. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.