BAR KOKHBA REVOLT SILVER ZUZ – YEAR 3 ISSUE OVERSTRUCK ON NERVA DENARIUS AND PUBLISHED IN MILDENBERG – MINT STATE NGC GRADED JEWISH JUDAEA COIN (Inv. 15297)
JUDAEA. Bar Kokhba Revolt, AD 132 – 135.
Silver zuz, 3.64 g, 18 mm. Undated Year 3 emission, AD 134/135 AD.
Obv. SIMON, bunch of grapes hanging from branch.
Rev. FOR THE FREEDOM OF JERUSALEM, lyre.
Mildenberg 174 (O22/R109), 4 (this coin cited); Hendin 1435; Meshorer, Treasury 252 274a
Ex Samel Collection
NGC graded MINT STATE ,Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, “overstruck”. This zuz is overstruck on a denarius of Nerva, part of the emperor’s name being visible at the right of the lyre “(N)ERVA CAES A…” and traces of his prominent aquiline nose appear upside down to the left of the lyre.