Rare Coin From Fourth Year of Jewish Revolt Found in Ancient Jerusalem Drain

Engraved in paleo-Hebrew, the coin was found in debris from City of David excavations and seems to have been lost by a rebel hiding from Titus in the sewers

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Coin minted in the year 69, found in ancient Jerusalem drainage tunnel
Coin minted in the year 69, written in paleo-Hebrew, found in ancient Jerusalem drainage tunnelCredit: Ilan Shilimayev / Archaeological Experience at Emek Tzurim, City of David Foundation
Ruth Schuster
Ruth Schuster
Did the Romans break it? The remains of the stepped street leading up from the Siloam Pool. On the right side (encased in glass) some of the openings into the drainage canal below are visible.Credit: Ariel David

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