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Shimon Bar Kokhba AR Zuz, Grapes / Lyre, 134/135 C.E. SOLD

  • Shimon Bar Kokhba AR Zuz
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Price:
$800.00
SKU:
jbk301
Maximum Purchase:
1 unit(s)


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SHIMON BAR KOCHBA AR ZUZ, GRAPE CLUSTER / LYRE

Mildenberg 204, Hendin 1435, Very Fine+, 20mm, 3.35 grams, Struck Circa. 134/135 C.E.

Obverse: Cluster of grapes, flanked by name SHIMON

Reverse: Lyre surrounded by inscription FOR THE FREEDOM OF JERUSALEM

Essentially EF with areas of soft strike. A pretty coin in hand and a nicely centered, and affordable Zuz.

The obverse die seems somewhat worn as it was a "WORKHORSE". Featured near the end of Mildenberg's corpus, it was probably also used near the end of the war before Bar Kokhba's defeat. This one obverse die is matched in Mildenberg's book alone with 27 reverse dies!! and there may be more. The sloppiness and great haste of these engravers working under duress can also be seen on some of these dies.


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