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Ex Shoshana and Bromberg Collections, and El Fawar Hoard

CNG 103, Lot: 379. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. AR Zuz – Denarius (17mm, 3.16 g, 12h). Dated year 2 (133/4 CE). “Shim‘” (in Hebrew) in two lines within wreath / Kithara with three strings; “Y[ear] 2 of the Freedom of Israel” (in Hebrew) around. Mildenberg 15.5 (O3/R10) = Meshorer 238a = AJC 268, 21a = Shoshana I 20281 = Bromberg 133 (this coin); Hendin 1389; Spaer 203. EF, attractively toned, small area of flat strike.

From the Patrick Tan Collection. Ex Shoshana Collection (Part I, Heritage, 8 March 2012), lot 20281; Abraham Bromberg Collection (Part I, Superior, 5 December 1991), lot 331; El Fawar 1978 Hoard (Mildenberg no. 26).