EARLY JUDEAN COINS regularly featured human and animal figures. By the late second century B.C.E., however, Judean leaders consciously refrained from figural imagery, which they replaced with decorative elements and creative use of the written word. Bronze coins (one shown here) minted during the fourth year of the Great Revolt (69/70 C.E.) display a lulav bunch flanked by etrogs and the inscription “year four.”