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CNG 97, Lot: 381. Estimate $500.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. AR Zuz (20mm, 3.34 g, 12h). Undated, but attributed to year 3 (134/5 CE). “Shim‘on” in Hebrew irregularly distributed in two lines within wreath of thin branches wrapped around eight almonds / Fluted jug; “for the freedom of Jerusalem” in Hebrew around. Mildenberg 132 (O19/R92); Meshorer 284 (same obv. die as illustration); Hendin 1428 (same obv. die as illustration). Good VF, lightly toned.

From the Patrick H. C. Tan Collection.