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    Year 3 Sela, Ex Newman

    JUDAEA. Bar Kokhba Revolt. AD 132-135. AR sela (27mm, 13.48 gm, 1h). Undated, attributed to year 3 (134/5 CE). Paleo-Hebrew Simon on two sides; star above facade of the Jerusalem Temple, the holy ark seen from end in center of entrance / For the freedom of Jerusalem, lulav with etrog at left. Hendin 1411. Meshorer 267. Pleasing brownish toning, somewhat lighter on reverse. A fine example of this classic Judean issue, pedigreed to an important collection. NGC AU 4/5 - 4/5.

    From the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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