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CNG 103, Lot: 382. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. AR Zuz – Denarius (17.5mm, 3.54 g, 1h). Undated issue, attributed to year 3 (134/5 CE). “Shim‘on” (in Hebrew) irregularly distributed in two lines within wreath / Two upright trumpets; pellet between, “For the Freedom of Jerusalem” (in Hebrew) around. Mildenburg 131 (O19/R91); Hendin 1426. Good VF, toned, overstruck on a denarius of Vespasian.

From the Dr. Lawrence D. Sporty Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 41 (19 March 1997), lot 751.