, 15 January 69 - 17 April 69 A.D., Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria,
Gaius Licinius Mucianus (named on this coin) was governor of . When he failed to put down the Jewish revolt, was sent to replace him. After the death of , Mucianus and both swore allegiance to . Mucianus persuaded to take up arms against , who had seized the throne. They agreed would settle affairs in the East, while Mucianus made would attack . On his way to , Mucianus defeated a Dacian invasion of . Mucianus reached the day after Vitellius' death. Mucianus never wavered in his allegiance to and was appointed consul for the third time in 72. As no mention is made of Mucianus during the reigns of or , he probably died during the reign of .
RP85562. Bronze AE 28, 319 (ex. , same dies), cf. RPC 4316 (not specifying direction), aVF, nice portrait, dark with buff earthen highlighting, spots of light corrosion, mostly weak or off , 11.757 g, maximum 27.9 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 15 Jan 69 - 17 Apr 69 A.D.; [IMP M OT]-HO - [CAE AVG] (counterclockwise from upper left), laureate right, dot in behind; EΠI / MOYKIA/NOY AN/TIOXEΩ/N ET ZIP (legate Mucianus, of Antioch, year 117) in five lines within a linear in a laurel ; this variant with a counterclockwise is extremely ; ex Gemini auction XIII (6 Apr 2017), lot 158, ex Jyrki Muona Collection; $2250.00 (Ä2002.50)
, Bar Kochba Revolt, 132 - 135 A.D.
In 134, the Romans captured Jerusalem. Simon bar Kokhba was killed in 135, at Betar, a fortress where he had taken refuge. Jerusalem, largely destroyed, was renamed . VI Ferrata rebuilt the legionary fortress in the city and constructed a Roman temple at Golgotha. An to was erected on the site of the Temple in Jerusalem. Although, resistance continued in Galilee, the Jewish diaspora began as Emperor barred Jews from Jerusalem and had survivors of the massacre dispersed across the Roman Empire. Many were sold into slavery. The Jews remained scattered without a homeland for close to two millennia.JD84994. Bronze AE 26, 77; 530; p. 307, 38; 1408a; 259b, F, , small edge crack, porous, 7.954 g, maximum 25.6 mm, 180o, year 2 (133 - 134 A.D.); seven branched tree with two bunches of dates, : "Shimon" flanking trunk; : "Year 2 of the freedom of Israel", five-lobed vine-leaf, hanging from tendril; $250.00 (Ä222.50)
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