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CNG 106, Lot: 501. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. AR Sela – Tetradrachm (26.5mm, 14.24 g, 1h). Dated year 2 (133/4 CE). Façade of the Temple at Jerusalem; showbread table within, star above, “Shim‘on” (in Hebrew) at sides / Bundle of lulav; etrog to left, “Y[ear] 2 of the Freedom of Israel” (in Hebrew) around. Mildenberg 41 (O10/R27); Meshorer 230a; Hendin 1388; Bromberg 97 (same dies); Shoshana I 20277 (same dies); Sofaer 35; Spaer 192. Good VF, underlying luster, die break on obverse.

From the Norman Frank Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 63 (21 May 2003), lot 810.