Sela (tetradrachm) with screen of Tabernacle

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 134–135


Mint: Judaea, Uncertain mint

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 304.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 14.87 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.1151

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Screen of the Tabernacle, with the Ark of the Covenant.
Above, star or rosette (rebus).
SCHIM-EON (Northern Semitic).
Reverse: Lulab with ethrog on the left.
Around: LEHERUT YERUSHALAYIM. “For the Freedom of Jerusalem.”

Overstrike.

Bar Kochba Revolt.

Provenance

By 1959: with AG. Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, March 24, 1959, lot 297); October 13, 1960: purchased by MFA from Leu & Co. for $ 235.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour