OFFICIALLY MINTED COINS OF THE FIRST JEWISH REVOLT
To celebrate the Roman conquest of Jerusalem,
numerous "Judea Capta" coins in bronze, silver, and
gold were minted. The Judea Capta coin testifies to
the great importance the Romans attached to quelling
the revolt in Judea and capturing Jerusalem. This
image was designed and circulated to send a message
of Judea's defeated revolt to all the provinces of
the Roman Empire and served as constant reminder of
the fate of rebellious provinces.
The coins were struck
beginning in 71 AD just after the destruction of
Jerusalem, commemorating its capture. "IVDAEA CAPTA"
means Judea Captured. It depicts a female Jew in an
attitude of mourning, seated under a palm tree.
Vespasian is standing to the left as a Roman soldier
in military dress with spear in one hand and
paraxonium in the other, with his foot on his
helmet. Josephus describes the Roman ceremonies at
length (see - Jewish Wars VII, 139-152).
BAR: Roman Coins Boast "Judea Capta"
Struck 71 CE, (Triton V, 1915) Vespasian. 69-79 AD. Æ Sestertius
Similar as above but with Vespasian as Roman soldier
to left of palm tree.
Vespasian denarius, Judaea Capta,
head Vespasian right; IMP CAESAR VESPANSIANVS AVG
Mourning female Jew seated right, hands bound
behind; in ex: IVDAEA (Judaea)
Judaea Capta minted by Jewish King
Judaean Kingdom, Herod
Agrippa II, 55 - 95 A.D.,
Judaea Capta for
Titus. 79-81 AD. AR Denarius (3.03 gm).
Issued 80-81 AD.
IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG,
laureate head right
TR POT VII COS VII, Judaean
captive kneeling at base of trophy.
obverse for this type with the star in the
field is normally not draped or
cuirassed. We are unable to find record of
ROMAN COINS OF THE SAME ERA
|Nero. 54-68 AD. Æ Sestertius (26.63
gm). Struck 65 AD. NERO. CLAVD. CAESAR. AVG. GER. P. M. TR.
P. IMP. P. P, laureate head left / ROMA in exergue, S-C
across field, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory
in right hand, parazonium in left, resting right foot on
helmet, shields behind. Good VF, Nice natural green patina.
|Stuck circa 65 CE. Laureate head right / SC
across field, Temple of Janus with latticed windows and
garland hung across doors.
AE 24. Mint of Caesarea Panias. Struck
under Nero, Nero right, Rv. Greek inscription, "by King
Agrippa, Neronias. Mesh. 2. Hendin 582
AE prutah, 2.71g, NEP/WNO/C in wreath, /
palm branch and date 58/59 CE (year5)
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Date: 16 May 2011
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