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    Bar Kokhba Revolt (132 - 135 AD). AR zuz (18mm, 3.33 gm, 1h). Second year (133/134 AD). EÖCM§ (Simon), the letters form a square with one in the center, within a wreath of thin branches wrapped around eight almonds, medallion at top, tendrils at bottom / LAR§y RxL BS (year two of the freedom of Israel); wide lyre (nevel or chelys) with three strings, four dots on crescent-shaped sound box. This die pairing is not listed in any major reference books. One other specimen is listed in Kaufman 2000-02 132, 11. Fewer than five coins are known to exist from this obverse die (Mildenberg 200,55); (Mild. 200, 53 for reverse die). Faint traces of previous coin. Very Fine.

    Ex C. Kaufman by private treaty.

    Among the rarest of all Bar Kokhba coins.


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    March, 2012
    8th-9th Thursday-Friday
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