|Coins - Gold - Ancient|
|Realisation Price||750.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / NY International (#95) - 11/01/2017 / Jewish Coins and Weights - The Jewish War - 66-70 CE / Lot 174
Judaea, Bar Kokhba Revolt. Silver Zuz (3.02 g), 132-135 CE. Undated, attributed to year 3 (134/5 CE) 'Simon' (Paleo-Hebrew) within wreath of thin branches wrapped around eight almonds, with a me-dallion at top and tendrils at bottom; pairs of dots between each section of wreath. Rev. 'For the freedom of Jerusalem' (Paleo-Hebrew), fluted jug with handle on left; no willow branch. (Mildenberg 108 (O16/R74); TJC 284a; Hendin 1423). Rare - only six specimens cited by Mildenberg. Variety without willow branch, which is many times scarcer than with the willow branch. Choice very fine. Ex Goldberg 53 (26 May 2009), 1813. This undated zuz variety is notable for the omission of the willow branch that normally accompanies the jug reverse on Bar Kochba zuzim.