1964 bar kokhba, beitar fortess heroism medal (nickel) plus olivewood case
FOR SALE: This medal commemorates the Bar Kokhba Revolt against the Romans (Nickel)Beautiful Heroism medal issued as part of 'The Israeli Heroism Medals' series.Designed by award-winning Hungarian designer, Paul Vincze. Israel 1964Diameter: 56mm (2 1/4")Weight: 68grMaterial: NickelIncludes: Olivewood display box In beautiful condition this medal is part of the Israeli Heroism series The Beitar (Betar) fortress was the last standing Jewish fortress in the Bar Kokhba Revolt of the 2nd century CE, destroyed by the Roman army of Emperor Hadrian in the year 135 AD. The city was the stronghold of Bar Kokhba, the leader of the last Jewish Revolt against the Romans under Emperor Hadrian. Hadrian sent several of his Roman legions to capture the city. According to historical records, the city was besieged for three and a half years before it finally fell, and all its defenders (including children who were found in the city) were put to death. The horrendous scene after the city's capture could be best describe as a massacre. Buy with confidence from US Vet with 100% Positive Feedback and get Free Shipping! Issued 1964diameter: 56 mm Diameter: 61 gmMaterial: NickelMinted by: YESHNOMAT COMPANY
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