The Israel Museum

K. During the Second War Against the Romans led by Bar-Kokhba (132–135 A.D.) a series of coins were overstruck on coins used at the time in Palestine, such as Roman tetradrachmas. The coin shown here is one of the two silver denominations. The four-columned building is the Temple in Jerusalem; the smaller structure in the middle is possibly the Holy Ark. On either side of the columns is an inscription in ancient Hebrew which translated reads “Jerusalem.”