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First revolt half shekel

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daniel:
Any comments on this half shekel? I haven’t found similar pattern of the Omer cup, as the pearls from the rim are separated from the actual cup.
Thanks
Daniel

Aarmale:
Do you have concerns that it is fake? There are a few unusual features. For instance, the tsade has very pronounced points, the right side of the reverse is not sharp.

daniel:
I do have concern, but I haven’t purchased it yet. A couple of things are bothering me. You are right about the tzadi, also the chet looks a little bit strange. also I haven’t found in the available sources (hendin, TJC, menorah project) a similar coin with no pearls on obverse. This suppose to be authentic from a reliable auction house, but we never know.

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