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RPC-2313-Titus as Caesar
∆24, 11.84g
Caesarea Maritima mint, 71-73 AD
Obv: AYTOKP TITOΣ KAIΣAP; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: IOYΔAIAΣ EAΛWKYAΣ; trophy; at foot, l., a crouching captive with arms tied behind; on r., a pelta-shaped shield
RPC 2313 (21 spec.). Hendin 1448.
Acquired from Marc Breitsprecher, October 2019.

The Roman authorities in Judaea struck a localised 'Judaea Capta' issue at the Caeserea Maritima mint early in the reign of Vespasian. The series, featuring the reverse legend 'Judaea Capta' in Greek, strongly echoes the imperial bronze types produced at Rome and Lugdunum. The Judaean issue likely dates not long after the imperial ones were struck in the spring and summer of 71. D. Barag speculates this captive and trophy type may have come a bit later, perhaps sometime in 72 or 73. It is interesting to note this coin would have circulated in the very region where the Jewish Revolt took place. The emphasis on Titus Caesar the conqueror of Jerusalem is readily evident.

Large portrait in fine style.
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FlaviusDomitianus  [Nov 07, 2019 at 09:42 AM]
Nice addition.
Mat  [Nov 07, 2019 at 03:04 PM]
A lovely coin, David.