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    Ex Vishniac Collection

    JUDAEA. The Jewish War (AD 66-70). AR shekel (22mm, 12.76 gm, 12h). Jerusalem, dated Year 4 (AD 69/70). Paleo-Hebrew Shekel of Israel, ritual chalice with pearled rim set on base with downturned ends; Year Four above / Jerusalem the Holy, staff with three pomegranate buds and round end. Hendin 1364. TJC 207. AJC II 262, 23. MCP dies O2/R4. Rare! With an exceptional obverse, the reverse somewhat corroded but still quite clear and presentable. Beautiful old collection toning! NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 2/5.

    From the Collection of Roman Vishniac, acquired in Jerusalem in the late 1940s. 

    Ramon Vishniac (1897-1990) was a renowned Russian-American photographer, famous for documenting the lives and culture of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust. His portraits of famous persons, including Albert Einstein, also gained him widespread recognition. He was a lifelong supporter of Israel and his many interests extended to biology and ancient Judaean coins, of which he assembled a fine representative collection, including this rare Year 4 shekel. 


    Estimate: $16,000 - $20,000.

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