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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 4 4 Browse Search
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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