BAR KOCHBA AR ZUZ, "GRAPES/TEMPLE TRUMPETS"
Mildenberg 187, 12 listed, Near Mint State, 19.97mm, 3.23 grams, Attributed to year three - 134/135 C.E.
Obverse - SHIMON in Paleo-Hebrew around cluster of grapes hanging from branch
Reverse - Pair of Temple Trumpets upright, dot between, surrounded by inscription "For the freedom of Jerusalem" in Paleo-Hebrew
The trumpet Zuzim of Shimon Bar Kokhba Zuz are scarcer as a group than all the other types and especially difficult with clean attractive trumpets. This coin was well struck (even the vertical line engraving on the trumpet globules are clear) on a BROAD flan with the full circle around the trumpets, there is also a clear profile of Trajan on the grapes side, see additional photo. Worthy of a fine collection!
Ex: Florida Collection