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CNG 103, Lot: 381. Estimate $500.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. AR Zuz – Denarius (18mm, 3.42 g, 12h). Undated issue, attributed to year 3 (134/5 CE). “Shim’on’” (in Hebrew) irregularly distributed in two lines within wreath / Flagon with handle; palm frond to right; “For the Freedom of Jerusalem” (in Hebrew) around. Mildenberg 79 (O14/R51); Hendin 1427. Good VF, toned, overstruck on a denarius of Vespasian or Titus.

From the Dr. Lawrence D. Sporty Collection. Ex Coin Galleries (18 February 1998), lot 245.