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Coin of the First Jewish Revolt. The fluted amphora with brim and two handles at the right of the coin is encircled by the Hebrew inscription, shnat shtayim, meaning “year two” (67/68 A.D.) of the Jewish revolt against Rome. Two of these coins were found at Aroer, along with a mass of stone rubble, strong evidence that the Romans devastated the military outpost of Aroer in about 68 A.D.