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    Mildenberg Plate Abu Jara

    JUDAEA. Bar Kokhba Revolt (AD 132-135).  Æ large bronze (32mm, 26.77 gm, 12h). NGC XF 4/5 - 3/5, repatinated. Dated Year 1 (AD 132/133). Paleo-Hebrew Simon, Prince of Israel within wreath / Year one of the Redemption of Israel; amphora with two handles. Mildenberg p. 295, 4 (this coin, O1/R4). Hendin 1376. TJC 220b. AJC II 264, 3. Rare and highly sought-after! Dark green patina with lighter overlay, possibly induced. Detailed amphora!

    Large bronze denomination of the Bar Kokhba Revolt are often called by the nickname "Abu Jara" meaning "father of the jar." Like other coins of the revolt, they were overstruck on Roman coins, usually sestertii and large provincial bronzes. Produced under wartime exigencies, they are often poorly centered, indifferently struck, and lacking in detail. This example has nearly complete legends, a well-prepared flan and an exceptionally detailed amphora, showing full fluting. It is depicted in Leo Mildenberg's corpus "The Coinage of the Bar Kokhba War," although it has been lightly repatinated since publication to make the detail present stand out.


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