JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen I did not write the below about the Bar Kochva coins #general


Yisrael Asper
 

I did not write the below.
Yisrael Asper
yisraelasper@comcast.net
Pittsburgh PA

In article < e2.17d4f8a9.30101806@aol.com >, < MBernet@aol.com > wrote:

In a message dated 7/20/2005 2:15:28 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
yisraelasper@comcast.net writes:
==I find that fascinating. I assume the "35" should have read "135," the
start of Bar Kochba's revolt. What's especially interesting is that Jewish
coins at that time were generally not dated, except only a few Bar Kochba coins
dated as "in the year x of the Freedom of Israel." I wonder, though, would Bar
Kochba have inscribed these "American" coins (as we would now), as
so-and-so-many years since the beginning of the world, or would he have dated
them >from the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple?
The "modern" Jewish Anno Mundi was certainly not used back then. The most
common system would be the Seleucid Era, whose year 1 was 312 BCE.

Robert Israel
israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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