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Ancients: The Jewish War (66-70 CE). AR shekel (22mm, 13.54 gm, 12h). ...

2013 January 6-7 Ancient & World Coin Signature Auction - New York #3021

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Auction Ended On: Jan 7, 2013
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Location: Waldorf Astoria
301 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

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The Jewish War (66-70 CE). AR shekel (22mm, 13.54 gm, 12h).  Year 3 (68/9 CE). 'Shekel of Israel' in Paleo-Hebrew, Omer cup with pearled rim; above, 'Y(ear) 3' / 'Jerusalem the Holy', sprig of three pomegranates. Meshorer 202. Hendin 1361. Well centered and struck in sound metal. Choice Extremely Fine.

This exceptional Jewish War shekel is housed in a sterling silver presentation box, with blue velvet interior, with an engraved inscription in Hebrew and Spanish noting that the coin is a gift from the President of Israel, Izhak Ben-Zvi, to the  "most esteemed" President of the Republic of El Salvador, Colonel Jose Maria Lemus, presented  "with much affection" during the latter's visit to Jerusalem in October, 1957.  Izhak Ben-Zvi was president of Israel from 1952 to 1963 and is regarded as one of the modern nation's Founding Fathers. Jose Maria Lemus served as president of El Salvador from 1956 to 1960, The coin is beautifully toned and Extremely Fine; the  finely crafted case is a bit tarnished and has light handling marks, but otherwise in exceptional condition, with an immaculate interior.  

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