Ancient coin unearthed near Jerusalem's Temple Mount among rarest finds in whole of Israel

Israel’s archaeologists are no strangers to coins from the Bar Kokhba revolt.

Their discoveries have helped historians map out the conflict, which took place nearly 1,900 years ago.

But among the 22,000 coins that have been found in Jerusalem, only four so far have been dated to the conflict.

According to IAA archaeologists, Moran Hagbi and Dr Joe Uziel the coins were likely brought into Jerusalem by Roman legionnaires of the 10th Legion who took part in suppressing the revolt.

The legionnaires may have collected the coins from the battlefield as souvenirs.


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