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    Judaea. Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 C.E. AE 17 mm (7.24 g, 6 h). Year 1 (132/3 C.E.). Seven-branched date palm tree; Paleo-Hebrew legend (retrograde) "Eleazar the Priest" / Bunch of grapes on vine with leaf; Paleo-Hebrew legend "Year one of the redemption of Israel". Mildenberg 147 (O1/R1); TJC 225; AJC II 266; cf. Hendin 681. Good VF, dark green patina with sandy green deposits. Rare variety with retrograde obverse legend.

    An interesting early issue of the Bar Kochba revolt naming Eleazar the Priest, who served as the religious backing for Shimon bar Kochba's messianic bid for power in Judaea.


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