By Juliane Helmhold - May 3, 2018
Originally appeared here in the Jerusalem Post
A rare coin from the Bar Kokhba revolt was discovered in the Qibya cave, 30 km northwest of Ramallah, the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories announced Thursday.
The coin is believed to have been minted between the third and fourth year of the Bar Kokhba revolt (136-134 CE).
One side of the coin shows a palm tree with seven fronds and two clusters of fruit, as well as the inscription “Shim[on].” The other side portrays vine leaves with three lobes and the inscription, “To the freedom of Jerusalem.” Read More