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The Bar Kokhba War

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Bar Kokhba, Zuz overstrike, ex: Samel collection

AR Zuz, 3.30g.  19mm.   Undated, attributed to year 3=134/135 A.D.  Overstruck on a denarius of Vitellius(?).  Paleo-Hebrew, "Simon" within wreath .  Rev. Paleo-Hebrew, "For the freedom of Jerusalem." One-handled fluted jug; laurel branch to right.  Mildenberg 104.7(this coin listed). Hendin 1422. Meshorer 283a.   Toned.

This is quite an unusual overstrike.  On the reverse there is the typical low relief under-type showing the outline of a head.  In addition there  is a high relief and well defined eye, nose, mouth, and chin that is under the ribs of the vase.   The host coin was probably struck twice or with a glancing blow in order to have the under-type visible in two reliefs.  The undertype appears to be a denarius of Vitellius, but it is not a certain attribution.

Pedigree/Provenance:

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. 466.

 

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good Very Fine/about Extremely Fine $2,750.00
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Bar Kokhba, Zuz overstrike on Trajan

AR Zuz, 3.57g. 17mm. Undated, attributed to year 3=134/135 A.D. Heberw inscription, "Simon" within wreath.  Rev. Hebrew inscription, "For the freedom of Jerusalem." Lyre; an outline of Trajan's head is visible as the under-type.  Mildenberg 130. Meshorer 272c. Hendin 1429. 

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Extremely Fine $1,900.00
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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Bar Kokhba, Year 2 =133/134 A.D.

AE Medium Bronze, 9.73g. 24.5mm.  Hebrew inscription, " Year two of the freedom of Israel." Vine leaf.  Rev. Hebrew inscription, "Simon."  Palm tree with date bunches.   Mildenberg 91.  Hendin 6436.  Natural brown patina; traces of the understypes.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: E. Hrycyna collection, Darmstadt, purchased from R. Kaiser, Frankfurt with ticket.

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Very Fine $500.00
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Bar Kokhba, year 3= 134/5 A.D.

AE Medium Bronze, 13.63g.  27.5mm. Hebrew inscription," For the freedom of Jerusalem." Vine leaf.  Rev. Hebrew inscription,"Simon".  Hendin 1437. Mildenberg 111; hairline flan crack at 5:00 obverse.  There are traces of a portrait head facing to the left  from the undertype behind the vine leaf. Dark brown patina and unusually well struck on the leaf. 

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Gemini and Heritage, Chicago, Auction VIII, April 14, 2011, lot 110.

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about Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $1,750.00

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