Image 2: Imperial Italic "G" helmet, discovered in Hebron, Israel and dated to the early II cent. CE, with reinforcement bands and appliques of half moons on crown. Probably a spoil of war taken by Jewish zealots during the Bar Kokhba Revolt (132-135 CE).
Judean Ivory Side-Blown Trumpet. Circa 1st Century AD - 2nd century AD. Bittir, Israel This very rare and beautiful trumpet was possibly used by soldiers of Shimon Bar-Kochba, or the leader himself during the second Jewish revolt (132-135 A.D.). The rebellion seriously challenged the mighty Roman Empire during the reign of Hadrian (117-138), who was required to summon his finest legions to deal with the insurrection. This and more ancient art for sale on CuratorsEye.com.