Roman Period I

Tomb of King Herod the Great, 4 BCE
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Tomb of King Herod the Great, 4 BCE

Tomb of King Herod the Great Tomb of King Herod the Great discovered by Ehud Netzer at Herodium in May 2007. Spread among the ruins are pieces of a large, unique sarcophagus (close to 2.5 meters long), made of a Jerusalemite reddish limestone, which was decorated by rosettes. The sarcophagus had a triangular cover, which […]

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Rare Coin from Year 5 of the Revolt, 70 CE
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Rare Coin from Year 5 of the Revolt, 70 CE

“Shekel of Israel”   Rare Coin from Year 5 of the Revolt 1 Material- Silver Denomination- Shekel Size- 8/10 inch in diameter   Rare Coin from Year 5 of the Revolt 2 General Information- As this rare Year 5 coin shows, the Jewish rebels were still minting coins even at this late stage of the […]

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Silver Shekel from the First Jewish Revolt, 66-70 CE
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Silver Shekel from the First Jewish Revolt, 66-70 CE

The Rebels Mint their Own Coins “shekel of Israel” Date- 66-70 CE Language and Script- Hebrew, paleo-Hebrew alphabetic Silver Shekel – Front Silver Shekel – Back General Information- • Before the summer of 66 CE and the beginning of the First Jewish Revolt against Rome, the ordinary bronze coins used in Judea were struck at […]

Ossuary of Simon the Temple Builder, 1st century BCE – 1st century CE
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Ossuary of Simon the Temple Builder, 1st century BCE – 1st century CE

The Remains of a Temple Workman “Simon, the builder of the Temple” Date- 1st c. BCE – 1st c. CE Current Location- Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel Language and Script- Aramaic, alphabetic General Information- • The ossuary shown here was found in a tomb in the northwestern part of Giv’at ha-Mivtar, the Jerusalem suburb where numerous […]

Coin of Pompey the Great, 53-48 BCE
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Coin of Pompey the Great, 53-48 BCE

Coin of Pompey the Great Pompey the Great was born in 106 BCE. He was a military and political leader towards the end of the Roman Republic. He was an ally of Julius Caesar and Marcus Licinius Crassus and together they formed the First Triumvirate. After Crassus’ death, Pompey fought with Caesar over control over […]

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Coin of Mark Antony, 31 BCE
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Coin of Mark Antony, 31 BCE

Coin of Mark Antony This coin was minted by Mark Antony (80-30 BCE) to pay his army during the war that culminated in the Battle of Actium. On the face is a picture of an oared warship, for Antony was relying heavily on Egypt’s fleet in this campaign. On the reverse are three signa. These […]

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Bust of Mark Antony, 43-30 BCE
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Bust of Mark Antony, 43-30 BCE

Bust of Mark Antony Roman general under Julius Caesar and later triumvir (43–30 BCE), who, with Cleopatra, queen of Egypt, was defeated by Octavian (the future emperor Augustus) in the last of the civil wars that destroyed the Roman Republic. Vatican Museum See also- Coin of Julius Caesar, 48-44 BCE Bust of Julius Caesar, 48-44 […]

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Coin of Julius Caesar, 48-44 BCE
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Coin of Julius Caesar, 48-44 BCE

Coin of Julius Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar was born in 100 BCE and died in 44 BCE. He was the dictator of the Roman Empire from 48-44 BCE. Julius Caesar granted Jews the right to practice their own religion and abstain from pagan rituals. See also- Bust of Julius Caesar, 48-44 BCE Julius Caesar Denarius, […]

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Coin of Brutus, 44-42 BCE
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Coin of Brutus, 44-42 BCE

Coin of Brutus Marcus Junius Brutus was born in 85 BCE and died in 42 BCE. He was a Roman politician, murderer of Gaius Julius Caesar and one of the last defenders of the republic. He committed suicide after he and Cassius were defeated by Octavian and Mark Antony at Philippi. See also- Coin of […]

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Coin of Augustus, 27 BCE-14 CE
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Coin of Augustus, 27 BCE-14 CE

Coin of Augustus Augustus Caesar (Octavian) was born in 63 BCE. He served as Imperator from 44-27 BCE and as the first Roman Emperor from 27 BCE-14 CE. After Julius Caesar’s death, Augustus, his great-nephew, defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra and took control over the Roman senate. He expanded the empire, restored peace and built […]

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