Ancient Coins: JUDEAN/BIBLICAL SILVER: Bar Kokhba, Zuz, ex: Samel and Mildenberg plate

Bar Kokhba, Zuz,  ex: Samel and Mildenberg plate
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Bar Kokhba, Zuz, ex: Samel and Mildenberg plate

AR Zuz, 3.73g. 19mm. Undated, attributed to year 3=134/135 A.D. Heberw inscription, "Shimon". Bunch of grapes. Rev. Hebrew inscription, "For the freedom of Jerusalem." Lyre with three strings. Mildenberg 173.2(this coin illustrated). Treasury 252, 274a. Hendin 1435. Overbeck/Meshorer 438(this coin). Toned and a scarce die combination; Mildenberg only lists three examples including this coin.


Ex: Josef Samel collection, published by Meshorer and Overbeck, Das Heilige Land. Antike Münzen und Siegel aus einem Jahrtausend jüdischer Geschichte, Exhibition catalog, Staatliche Münzsammlung München in cooperation with the Israel Museum Jerusalem, Munich 1994. no. 438. (for bio see:

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good Very Fine/Extremely Fine $2,750.

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