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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.2.96
People
Bar Kochba
Title
Denarius of Bar Kokhba, year 2
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
133-134 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Judaea (Palestine)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Middle
Culture
Jewish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/322651
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
3.33g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
denarius
Date on Object
Year 2
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Shimon
  • Reverse Inscription: Year 2 of the Freedom of Israel
Provenance
Zadok
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Mildenberg 46, O8 R26
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund and purchase through the generosity of the Estate of Leo Mildenberg
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.2.96
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv. : Triform bunch of grapes, hanging from a branch bent by the weight, to l. a vine leaf hanging from the branch, to r. a tendril, border of dots, around Hebrew inscription
Rev.: Jug with handle, on r. lulav, border of dots; around Hebrew inscription

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