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Sale: Nomos 2, Lot: 148. Estimate CHF7500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 17 May 2010. 
Sold For CHF10500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. Large Bronze (Bronze, 30mm, 11.10 g 12), year 2 = 133/4. Inscription in two lines reading Shim’on within an olive wreath closed by an oval gem at the top. Rev. Year 2 of the Freedom of Israel Amphora with fluted body, high foot and curved handles. AJC 39. Hendin 705. Mildenberg 19. TJC 356. A fascinating piece with considerable remains of an unidentifiable undertype. Roughly struck and with traces of corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.

From the Patrick H. C. Tan Collection.

Overstruck on an uncertain imperial issue from a Greek city in the East, very possibly a Hadrian from Gaza.