JUDAEA. Bar Kokhba Revolt (AD 132-135). AE 'large bronze' ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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High Relief Bar Kokhba Large Bronze
JUDAEA. Bar Kokhba Revolt (AD 132-135). AE 'large bronze' (29mm,
22.36 gm, 12h). NGC VF 4/5 - 4/5. Dated Year 1 (AD 132/133).
Simon, Prince of Israel (Paleo-Hebrew), legend in three
lines within wreath terminating in large medallion / Year one of
the Redemption of Israel (Paleo-Hebrew), amphora with two
handles. Hendin 1376. TJC 220b. AJC II 264, 3. Rare and highly
sought-after! Deep chestnut surfaces with some green patina.
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 and high relief amphora, showing full fluting.
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