Art and Archaeology Volume 7

Art and Archaeology Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...types. We have shekels and half shekels with the inscription "Jerusalem the Holy" and for types the jewelled chalice and the lily (Plate II, 9). When at last, after the four long years of bloodshed and destruction so vividly described in the pages of Josephus, the revolt was suppressed and Jerusalem recaptured, the triumphant Romans caused a large series of coins to be struck in commemoration of the event. Plate II, 10, is a specimen of this interesting series struck by Titus at Caesarea. Under Hadrian occurred the second and final revolt of the Jews. This time they no longer possessed any temple treasures and so were forced to the expedient of using old Roman coins that chanced to be in circulation, for their coin blanks. Tetradrachms of Tyre and Antioch, drachms of Caesarea in Cappadocia, denarii of Rome, were all used by the hard-pressed Jews for their new coinage. Plate II, 11, is a shekel of the second year of the revolt with an interesting representation of the Temple and the inscription "Deliverance of Jerusalem." Plate II, 12, is a specimen of the quarter shekel showing traces of the Roman coin which had been re-used--we can see clearly the outline of the portrait as well as the accompanying inscription of the emperor Domitian. When at last the city was again reduced and captured the Romans utterly destroyed it and erected upon its ruins a purely Roman town now called Aelia Capitolina. The new city, as a Roman colony, possessed the right of coinage and freely exercised it down to the reign of Valerian. Under that emperor and his son Gallienus all rights of local coinage were withdrawn in Syria and Palestine. Henceforth, until the coming of the Arabs in the Sixth Century, Palestine was forced to depend solely upon such...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550935
  • 9781236550934