Shimon Bar Kokhba AE, "Prince of Israel", SCARCE Year One - 132/133 C.E. SOLD

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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.