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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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