Judaea Bar Kokhba Revolt 132-135 AD Very Rare AR Zuz Hybrid Year 1-2 Jerusalem Ancient Jewish Silver Coin (Paleo-Hebrew) Museum Reproduction CSJS0007
Very Rare Silver Jewish Zuz Coin Judaea Bar Kokhba Revolt Hybrid Year One and Year Two (132/3-133/4 CE), mint of Jerusalem, struck 132-135 A.D. References: Mildenberg 10 (O2/R8); TJC 237; Hendin 1382. A hybrid coin struck from two reverse dies, one from the first year (132/3 CE) and the other from the second year (133/4 CE) of the Bar Kokhba War. This sort of reverse muling, which appears to have been peculiar to the zuz denomination, may have taken place late in the second year when the tide was beginning to turn decisively against the Bar Kokhba rebels and the coins were struck under difficult conditions with little concern for quality control. These mules are important from a technical perspective because they show that in the Bar Kokhba mint(s) obverse and reverse dies were completely interchangeable.
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