The Jewish Wars with Rome A Box of 6 Ancient Bronze Roman and Judaean Coins
The Jewish Wars with Rome. A Box of 6 Ancient Bronze Roman and Judaean Coins. From the Rise of the Hasmonean Kings to the Fall of the Second Temple. The Maccabees threw off the yoke of the. Seleucids , establishing a new Jewish. Kingdom, only for Rome to conquer. Judea a century later. F the Holy Land. In the tumultuous period from the rise. Of the Hasmonean kings to the fall of the Second Temple. Displayed in a Beautiful Mahogany-like Wood Box. With the story of the coins, the times. The Jewish Kingdom was established by King David after. The Siege of Jebus, when his armies liberated the Holy. Land from foreign rule. The period from about 1010 BCE. Until the Babylonian conquest of 587 BCE is known as the. Because the practice of minting. From the First Temple Period. For four hundred years, the Jews were a conquered. People, subject to the whims of their rulers. BCE, Judah the Hammer Maqqaba in Aramaic; hence. Maccabeeled a rebellion against the forces of the. Seleucid king Antiochus Epiphanes, who had slaughtered. Thousands of Jerusalem Jews by invading on the Sabbath. Judah was the patriarch of the so-called Hasmonean. Dynasty, whose first king, John Hyrcanus I , restored. Israel to Jewish power. The son of Simon Maccabaeus. And nephew of Judah Maccabee, J ohn took part in the. Uprising against the Seleucid emperor Antiochus VII. As described in the Biblical books of Maccabees. Assuming command when his father died. Vassals to Antiochus, the Jews under J ohns leadership. Completely repelled the hated Seleucids from Judaea, doubling the size of their kingdom and granting them the. Opportunity to mint the first Jewish coins. When John died, his son Aristobulos declared himself king, but died after a reign of just a year. The Thracian for his cruelty; he once massacred 50,000 of his own people for daring to rise. Against himruled for more than a quarter-century, consolidating his hold on Judaea before drinking himself to death. But this period of expansion would not last, for Rome loomed. In 64 BCE, Pompey, the most powerful man in Rome, defeated the Seleucid Empire. The Young Butcher, as he was called. Set his sights on Judaea, where the sons of the dead king, Aristobulos and John Hyrcanus II, vied for supremacy. Ordered a suspension of hostilities so he could mediate, the cocky Aristobulos betrayed him, and the great Roman. Commander unleashed the might of his army upon Jerusalem. For three months, Pompeys army laid siege to the city. Before striking during Sabbath, executing the priests at the Temple, and violating the Holy of the Holies. Were killed in the slaughter. Pompey assumed control of Judaea, installing Hyrcanus II as high priest. It was the first. Major war between the Romans and Jews. It would not be the last. The Second Temple Period was at its apex during the reign of Herod the Great. A brilliant politician who enjoyed. Excellent relations with Rome, he was also a paranoid madman who ruthlessly executed anyone he deemed a threat to his. Absolute power, whether legitimate rivals, family members, or innocent babies. Crowned King of the Jews by the Roman. Senate, Herod ruled from 40 BCE until his disease-ridden death 36 years later. A prodigious builder, Herod expanded the. Second Temple in Jerusalem, a magnificent complex, of which only the famed Western Wall remains. Fortresses at Masada, Antonia, and Herodium; the port city of Caesarea; the huge edifice atop the Cave of the Patriarchs in. Hebron; and massive fortifications around J erusalem, as well as three towers at the citys entrance. Was next in line, ruling Judaea until 6 CE. Once a bosom friend of the mad Caligula, his removal from the throne by the. Emperor was indicative of the volatile relationship between Rome and Judaea. Tensions reached a fever pitch in the year 66, when Jewish rebels, tired of living under imperial rule, revolted. Were tenacious, but the Romans were too strong. The Jewish revolt effectively ended when the Romans destroyed the. Temple and much of Jerusalem in 70 CE, although the fighting continued for three more years, ending with the mass suicide at Masada in 73. John Hyrcanus Issued: 134-104 BCE. Weight: 1.7-2.4 g. Diameter: 12-14.5 mm. Weight: 2.2-2.6 g. Diameter: 13 16.5 mm. Jannaeus Issued: 103-76 BCE. Weight: 1.1-2.2 g. Herod I Issued: 37-4 BCE. Weight: 1.2-1.9 g. Diameter: 12-13.5 mm. Herod Archelaus Issued: 4 BCE-6 CE. Weight: 0.8-1.8 g. Obverse: Helmet or Prow of galley. Reverse: Grapes or Wreath. First Revolt Issued: 66–70 CE. Weight: 1.5-3 g. Images shows coins, not to scale. Coin images shown for illustration purposes, grades may vary in the collection. All coins in each set are protected in an archival capsule and beautifully displayed in a mahogany-like box. The box set is accompanied with a story card, certificate of authenticity, and a black gift box. Box measures: 7.25 x 5.5. 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