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Triton XXII, Lot: 385. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. AR Sela – Tetradrachm (23.5mm, 14.39 g, 2h). Undated issue, attributed to year 3 (134/5 CE). Façade of the Temple at Jerusalem; showbread table within, wavy line above, “Shim‘on” (in Hebrew) at sides / Bundle of lulav; etrog to left, “For the Freedom of Jerusalem” (in Hebrew) around. Mildenberg 68 (O14/R53); Meshorer 270 (same obv. die as illustration); Hendin 1413; Bromberg 426 (same dies); Shoshana II 20336 (same obv. die); Sofaer 107-13; Spaer 193-7. EF, slightly crude strike. Overstruck on an uncertain Roman tetradrachm.

From the WRG Collection. Ex Berk BBS 47 (19 February 1987), lot 214.