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    Judaea. Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 C.E. AR zuz (18 mm, 3.27 g, 6 h). Year 2 (133/4 C.E.). Bunch of grapes; paleo-Hebrew inscription "Shimon" around / Kithara; paleo-Hebrew inscription "Year two of the freedom of Israel" around. Mildenberg 47.5 (O8/R27; this coin); TJC 242; Hendin 697. Near XF. Ex Teddy Kollek Collection (Leu 86, 5-6 May 2003), 576.

    Teddy Kollek was Mayor of Jerusalem from 1965-1993 and a founder member of the Jerusalem Museum, of which he served as president from 1965-1996. Earlier, during World War II, he successfully negotiated with the infamous Adolf Eichmann to obtain the release of 3000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany.


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