undant, numismatically speaking.
The obverse l has an inscription and anchor; the reverse m has two cornucopiae, within which is a caduccus.
The shekel, stater, drachma, and denarius, representing three different nationalities, were current in Palestine.
Barkabab, who raised a politico-religious crusade against the Romans in the time of Hadrian, closed the series of Jewish coins (o p), for after this Jerusalem, as a Jewish city, disappears altogether, and under the name of Aelia, A. D. 135, became a Roman colony from which Jews were rigorously excluded.
Constantine restored the name and made it a Christian city about A. D. 326. Five centuries of peace, a long period for Jerusalem, followed the restoration under Constantine and Julian.
Then followed the Persian, Chosroes II., A. D. 614; Heraclius retrieved it in 628; but Omar subdued it, A. D. 637.
The Christians regained it but for a brief and bloody interval of 87 years, in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, when it was co