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Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 121. Estimate CHF3000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012. 
Sold For CHF3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. Tetradrachm or Sela (Silver, 26mm, 14.18 g 12), undated, but of year 3 = 134/5. Shim’on Tetrastyle facade of the Temple at Jerusalem, with the Ark of the Covenant within the central intercolumniation; above, star. Rev. For the freedom of Jerusalem Lulav, with ethrog to left. AJC 51. Hendin 711. Mildenberg 73 (O11/R42). TJC 267. An interesting piece, with considerable traces of overstriking. Minor striking cracks, otherwise, extremely fine.

From the collection of P. Tan, ex Classical Numismatic Group 84, 5 May 2010, 729.

This coin was overstruck on a tetradrachm of Vespasian from Antioch, dating from 69/70. On the present obverse there are considerable traces of Vespasian’s titles; on the reverse there are equally considerable traces of those of Titus, along with the remains of his profile portrait (as RPC II, 1940/1).