SHIMON BAR KOKHBA, “PRINCE OF ISRAEL” MEDIUM DENOMINATION AE
Mildenberg 42, Hendin 1378, GVF, 25.4mm, 8.53 grams, Dated year one 132/133 C.E.
Obverse: Vine leaf on tendril, "Year one of the redemption of Israel" in Paleo-Hebrew around
Reverse: Seven-branched palm tree with two bunches of dates, Shimon Prince of Israel across fields
A SCARCE early Bronze for Bar Kokhba. ONLY three specimens of this number appear in acsearch. The last two in 2012. A nice one fetched $1,762 and the other a bit corroded with flan flaw and heavy repatination for $822.
This coin has excellent metal and a beautiful natural patina! It is of real Bar Kokhba character showing the active filing of the rebels while most of the devices are clear and sharp.