FIRST REVOLT JEWISH WAR AR "WIDE CHALICE" SHEKEL, YEAR 1 - 66/67 C.E.
Hendin 1354, MCP O1/R4, Bold Near Extremely Fine, light porosity, 24.4mm, 12.05 grams, Jerusalem Mint
Obverse: Wide ritual chalice with dot decoration on each side, date (year one) above, Shekel Yisrael ("Shekel of Israel") in Paleo-Hebrew around
Reverse: Staff with three pomegranate buds, Yerushalayim Kedosha ("Jerusalem is holy") in Paleo-Hebrew around
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A RARE, EARLY WIDE BOWL Shekel, nicely and deeply struck. The wide Chalice was issued only in year one and is transitional between the prototype shekel and the regular issues of the Jewish War. Somewhat off center and slightly porous. RARELY offered for sale; the most recent one of this type and a nice one sold at at auction for $21,737 see here.
Ex: Nussbaum Collection, NYC, 1960's - 1980's. Purchased from Bank Leu