JUDAEA. Bar Kokhba Revolt (AD 132-135)
Æ middle bronze (8.18 gm). Un Dated Year Paleo-Hebrew inscription “freedom of Jerusalem”,
Obv: vine leaf on tendril
Rev: Simon, across fields; seven-branched palm tree with two bunches of dates.
Struck over Gaza Coin “tyche wearing kalathos standing facing looking left, resting her hand on scepter and holding cornucopia”
(double date) “year 3 of the visit of hadrian 192=131/132 CE”
green patina with earthen fields. Broad flan.
see Coins of the Holy Land Volume II, gaza number 67, page 107
(It’s well known that the bar kokhba coins were not newly made flans but restruck on other coins, bronze coins that were too old to remain in circulation, the bronze coins were usually hammered flat , filed and smoothed before being restruck , in some cases the hosts and their legends can be identified . Coins of Ascalon and Gaza seem to have been the main sources of medium-sized) Yoav Farhi