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Zuz (denarius) of Judaea (Bar Kochba Revolt) with bunch of grapes

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Obverse: Bunch of grapes. SCHIM-ON (Paleo-Hebrew). Reverse: Two trumpets; pellet between. LEHERUT YERUSHALAYIM (Paleo-Hebrew). "For the Freedom of Jerusalem." Overstrike.


By date unknown: Moshe Dayan Collection, Israel; 1985: with Sotheby's, 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY (Auction [United States and Foreign Coins], October 29, 1985, lot 374 [as part of 'An Important Collection of Ancient Jewish Coins']); by 2007: with Classical Numismatic Group, P.O. Box 479, Lancaster, PA 17608 (Triton XI sale, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 100 East 50th Street, New York, NY, January 8, 2008, lot 325 (as 'Ex Gen. Moshe Dayan Collection'): 2008: private collection, New Jersey; anonymous gift to MFA in honor of Jackson Gabriel Silver, May 28, 2008

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Anonymous gift in honor of Jackson Gabriel Silver

Greek, Imperial Period, A.D. 134–135


Judaea (Bar Kochba Revolt)


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.98 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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