Friday, December 29, 2017

A year 5 shekel from the Great Revolt

NUMISMATICS: NGC Ancient Coins Highlight January 2018 Auctions (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, Coin World). There are two coins from the Jewish War, including this unusual one:
Lot 32080 – A Year 5 silver shekel from the Jewish War, graded NGC XF with a 4/5 Strike and 3/5 Surface. This extremely rare coin was struck in 70 or 71 CE, during the terrifying, final stage of the Jewish revolt against Rome that led to the destruction of Jerusalem. Heritage Auctions estimates its value at $100,000 to $150,000.
As always, but especially with unusual artifacts like this one, I hope the buyer will be willing to make the objects available to scholars for study, if requested.

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