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    Bar Kokhba Revolt (132 - 135 AD). AR zuz (18mm, 2.76 gm, 1h).  Second year (hybrid with first year reverse) (133/134 AD).  Paleo-Hebrew SMA (abbreviating Simon), the letters in a triangle, in a wreath of thin branches wrapped around eight almonds, medallion at top, tendrils at bottom / Paleo-Hebrew Eleazar the Priest,  fluted jug, handle on left, willow branch on right. Mildenberg 173,3.8 (this coin). Hendin 1384. TJC 234a (these dies). AJC I pl. 22,17a (these dies). Traces of previous coin. Extremely Fine.

    Ex Shoshana Collection  (8-9 March 2012), lot 21248; Ex A. Bromberg by private treaty.

    While this coin is not dated, the only other use of the Eleazar name on a zuz is combined with a die of the first year. Thus, this must be a hybrid issue of the first and second year rather than a coin of the third year, where other undated issues are assigned. The abbreviation "Sma" can also be read "Shma." It seems likely that there was an intended dual meaning in this use of the first three letters of Bar Kokhba's first name; first, a simple abbreviation, and second, as the first word of the prayer, the Shema, which is believed was one of Bar Kokhba's rallying cries. 


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