Auction No. 43

Lot 37


Opening $1,200
Estimate $1,400 - $2,000
Sold for $1,440

BAR-KOKHBA SHIMON, 132 – 135 CE. Silver denarius or Zuz, 3.01 gr., 18mm Obverse: Bunch of grapes. Paleo-Hebrew inscription: “Shimon”. Reverse: Palm branch. Paleo-Hebrew inscription: “Y(ear) two to the free(dom of) Israel” (missing “r” in “Israel”). Very Fine. Meshorer TJC 248a; Hendin 1394 Clear remains of the inscription from the Roman denarius it was struck on near the vine branch

Ancient Jewish Coins