JEWISH WAR - FIRST REVOLT AE PRUTAH, YEAR TWO
Hendin 6389b, (GBC5 1360b), Very Fine/Very Fine+, 18.2mm, 2.53 grams, Struck year two 67/68 C.E.
Obverse: Rimmed amphora with paleo-hebrew inscription YEAR TWO
Reverse: Vine leaf on small branch with tendril, inscription FREEDOM OF ZION
A lovely example of a scarcer irregular style Jewish war prutah!
We have seen the crude type at auction fetching outlandishly high prices. The auctions would write "unique" or "unpublished" or "unlisted" variety. The truth is that although these are scarce, there are large numbers of crude die varieties and there is not a single book that has attempted to publish them. It is therefore in our opinion disingenuous to claim that any of these are unique. They are merely a die variety of a coin struck under harsh conditions.