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

Greek
Imperial Period
A.D. 134–135


Mint: Judaea (Bar Kochba Revolt)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2008.163

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in honor of Jackson Gabriel Silver