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The Bar Kokhba War

(4 coins)

55705 Order
Bar Kokhba, year two =133/4 A.D.

AR Zuz, 2.77g. 17mm. Year two= 133/4 A.D. Hebrew inscription, "Shimon" within wreath. Rev. Hebrew inscription, "Year two of the freedom of Israel."Upright palm branch. Mildenberg 17. TJC 245. Hendin 1390. Virtually as struck

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Kenneth Brattlie collection

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Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $2,500.00

55627 Order
Bar Kochba, Zuz

AR Zuz, 3.34g. 18mm. Undated, attributed to year 3=134/135 A.D. Paleo-Hebrew, "Simon" within wreath with traces of undertype. Rev. Paleo-Hebrew, "For the freedom of Jerusalem." One-handled fluted jug to right. Mildenberg 134. Lightly toned and as struck

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Very Fine/Extremely Fine $1,750.00

55772 Order
Bar Kokhba, Zuz , o/s on Trajan

AR Zuz, 3.31g. 18mm. Undated, attributed to year 3=134/135 A.D.  Paleo-Hebrew, "Simon" within wreath with undertype inscription  FORT RED.  Rev. Paleo-Hebrew, "For the freedom of Jerusalem." One-handled fluted jug; laurel branch to right; undertype showing partial inscription and head of Trajan to right.  Mildenberg 133.13(probably this coin listed).  Hendin 1427.  Lovely old collection toning. This coin is overstruck on a Trajan denarius with reverse legend FORT RED (Fortuna seated).  

Ex: Leu Numismatik, Zurich, Auction 91, May 10, 2004, lot 389.

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Very Fine/Extremely Fine $2,000.00

55621 Order
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.

Provenance/Pedigrees

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.

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good Very Fine/Extremely Fine $2,750.00

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