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Judaea Capta Vespasian

 
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 Posted 05/03/2014  11:46 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Dutchgulden to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I wasnt really searching for this coin but was able get it for a good price. Maybe not the best example because of the worn reverse but vespasian's bust makes it all good

A coin with real historic value:

Soon after the Temple at Jerusalem was razed by the victorious troops led by Titus in 70 CE, his father - Emperor Vespasian - launched an extensive issue of coins commemorating the hard fought Roman victory over the tiny Jewish nation. The Judaea Capta series lasted for 25 years under Vespasian and his two sons who succeeded him as Emperor - Titus and Domitian. These commemoratives were issued in bronze, silver and gold by mints in Rome, the Roman Empire, and Judaea.

The basic design elements of the coins struck in Rome or in its Empire are a palm tree and a seated figure of a female in an attitude of mourning.

The most common Judaea Capta coin is the silver denarius issued by Vespasian, picturing Judaea weeping beneath a Roman trophy, and the inscription IVDAEA.






Date Struck : AD 69-71
Diameter : 18 mm
Weight : 3.3 g
Obverse Legend : IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Obverse Description : Laureate head right
Reverse Legend : IVDAEA
Reverse Description : Judaea as mourning captive, seated right beneath trophy
Mint : Rome
Primary Reference : RIC 0015
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05/03/2014 11:55 am
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 Posted 05/03/2014  11:48 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin, I've been wanting to get one of these because of it's historical value.
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 Posted 05/03/2014  12:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pishpash to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin Dutch, I am on the lookout for one of these, but so far they have been too expensive!
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 Posted 05/03/2014  12:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chuy1530 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool, I love a coin with a story.
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 Posted 05/03/2014  2:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dutchgulden to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, I was quite lucky to get it for 45€ incl shipping
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 Posted 05/03/2014  2:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ben to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good price for it, they often break £100 on eBay UK.

I recently sold a cut one ofr these (the trophy, the jewess and the IDAEA legend intact, but cut down by a plough) for peanuts. Needless to say, I shouldnt have let that one go.
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 Posted 05/03/2014  3:57 pm  Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a very nice example: good hair detail on Vespasian's bust and on the trophy and the mourning Jewess along with a full IVDAEA.
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 Posted 05/03/2014  5:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chrsmat71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
wonderful coin indeed DG, congrats to you.
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 Posted 05/04/2014  3:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dutchgulden to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I know Ben, it was a piece with good details I remember.
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 Posted 05/08/2014  3:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dutchgulden to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No regrets buying this coin! I have cleaned it a little (especially the reverse) and its gorgeous!


Here are the new photos I needed to share with all of you:




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 Posted 05/08/2014  3:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pishpash to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dutch that is stunning :)
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