Judaea, Bar Kokhba Revolt, AE Larger Middle Bronze, undated year 3 by Unknown Artist
Judaea, Bar Kokhba Revolt, AE Larger Middle Bronze, undated year 3 by Unknown Artist
Judaea, Bar Kokhba Revolt, AE Larger Middle Bronze, undated year 3 by Unknown Artist
Judaea, Bar Kokhba Revolt, AE Larger Middle Bronze, undated year 3 by Unknown Artist

Judaea, Bar Kokhba Revolt, AE Larger Middle Bronze, undated year 3 134 - 135

Unknown Artist

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  • A proposito di opere d'arte
    Obverse: ŠM / ’WN (Shimon) in the fields beneath a palm tree
    Reverse: L-H-R-W-T YR-WŠL-M (for the freedom of Jerusalem) around a large vine leaf

    Ex Samel Collection, bought pre 1993, most probably between the 1960s and 1980s.

    Lovely quality for the type

    The Samel Collection
    The Polish-Jewish siblings Josef Samel (1913-2015) and Angela Arluk (1920-2015) shared a passionate interest in the history of the Jewish people. In the course of the 1960’s they got the idea of compiling a coin collection which reflects the history of the people of Israel. Within a few decades they created one of the most important collections of Jewish coins. The collection covered the history of the Jewish people from the 6th century BC until the present day.

    Bar Kokhba Revolt
    The Bar Kokhba revolt was a rebellion of the Jews of the Roman province of Judea, led by Simon bar Kokhba, against the Roman Empire. Fought circa 132–136 AD, it was the last of three major Jewish–Roman wars. Shortly after the outbreak the insurgents initiated the minting silver as well as bronze coins. The silver coinage consisted of two denominations: the sela (a tetradrachm of around 14 g) and the zuz (a drachm of around 3.3 g). The bronze coins included large, medium and small coins. The legends were written in Paleo-Hebrew characters.

    Weight: 6.29 g
    Grade: Extremely Fine
    Reference: Hendin no. 1437; Kaufmann no. 37; Meshorer, Treasury 254 no. 292; Mildenberg – (O11/R-)

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