silver plaquette Simon the Zealot

Dimensions:
114.8 x 11.7 cm
Reference:
100-124

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silver plaquette Simon the Zealot

This driven silver plaque depicts Simon the Zealot.
 
The reading Simon sits before a rock. Behind him is a two-handled saw, with which, according to legend, he was killed.
 
Simon the Zealot (from the Greek: zealot) is the nickname of one of the apostles. Not to be confused with Simon Peter.
 
The nickname can indicate a special characteristic of the disciple or be an indication of his commitment to the observance of the Jewish law.
 
Zealots - first called so by Flavius Josephus - were Jewish nationalists who turned fiercely against the hated Roman regime.
 
The revolt of Judas the Galilean (Acts 5 verse 37) must be considered a typical action of the Zealots.
 
Germany, early 18th century.
 

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