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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.2.100
People
Bar Kochba
Title
Undated denarius of Bar Kokhba
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
134-135
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Judaea (Palestine)
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Jewish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/322653
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
3.36 g
Die Axis
1
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Shimon
  • Reverse Inscription: For the Freedom of Jerusalem
Provenance
From the El Fawar hd. 1979
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Mildenberg 121, 9 this coin
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
2008.2.100
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: name of Shim'on within wreath
Rev.: jug with handle, on r. lulav, border of dots; around Hebrew inscription
Overstruck on Trajan drachm, some inscription from original coin still showing

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