FIRST JEWISH REVOLT 66-70 CE AE 16 JUDEAN BIBLICAL YEAR TWO JERUSALEM ISRAEL
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Struck in the year 67 / 68 AD.
Amphora with two handles
DIAMETER: AE 17
FOUND IN ISRAEL
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The First Jewish–Roman War (66–73 CE), sometimes called The Great Revolt ( Hebrew : המרד הגדול , ha-Mered Ha-Gadol , Latin : Primum Iudæorum Romani Bellum .), was the first of three major rebellions by the Jews of Judaea Province (Iudaea), against the Roman Empire . The second was the Kitos War in 115–117 CE; the third was Bar Kokhba's revolt of 132–135 CE).The Great Revolt began in the year 66 CE, originated in the Greek and Jewish religious tensions, later escalated due to anti-taxation protests and attacks upon Roman citizens. The Roman military garrison of Judaea was quickly overrun by rebels and the pro-Roman king Agrippa II fled Jerusalem , together with Roman officials to Galilee . Cestius Gallus , the legate of Syria , brought the Syrian army, based on XII Fulminata , reinforced by auxiliary troops, to restore order and quell the revolt. The legion, however, was ambushed and defeated by Jewish rebels at the Battle of Beth Horon , a result that shocked the Roman leadership. The experienced ... read more