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Coin from Bar Kochba revolt found in Judean Desert

A coin from the Bar Kochba revolt was found recently during an archaeological dig in Murabba’at caves in the Nahal Darga Reserve in the Judean Desert, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Thursday.

The coin, dated to the second year of the revolt (133 AD), features a date tree on one side with the name “Shimon” on it. Shimon Bar Kochba was the leader of the revolt.

The other side of the coin features a vine lead with the inscription: “Year 2 of the liberation of Israel.”

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