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BM00946

Judaea, Bar Kokhba Revolt, Silver Sela, Year 3

Judaea, Bar Kokhba Revolt (132-135 CE), Silver Sela. Undated, attributed to year 3 (134/5 CE). Paleo-Hebrew legend ('Simon'), tetrastyle façade of the Temple of Jerusalem, show bread table (or Ark of the Covenant) at centre, with semicircular top and short legs, a star above, rev. Paleo-Hebrew legend ('For the freedom of Jerusalem'), lulav with etrog on left, 14.45g.,12h (Mildenberg 84.4 (O12/R65), this coin; TJC 267; Hendin 1411). A superb example, with a beautiful cabinet tone, well-struck and good extremely fine, the Mildenberg plate coin.

The plate coin in L. Mildenberg's, 'The Coinage of the Bar Kokhba War', 1984.

Provenance:
Ex El Fawar Hoard
Ex Abraham Bromberg Collection, part I, Superior, 5 December 1991, lot 117
Ex Dr. Martin Brody Collection

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