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Ancients: Bithynia, Asia Minor. Titus (79 - 81 AD). AE (27.1 mm, 12.01 gm, 12h)....

2012 September 5 The Shoshana Collection of Judaean Coins Part 2 Signature Auction - Long Beach #3018

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Auction Ended On: Sep 5, 2012
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Long Beach Convention Center - Room 103A
300 Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Bithynia, Asia Minor. Titus (79 - 81 AD). AE (27.1 mm, 12.01 gm, 12h). AYTOKPA TITOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣ YIOΣ; laureate head of Titus to r. / EΠI M MAIKIOY POYΦOY ANΘYΠATOY (in the proconsulship of M. Maecus Rufus); palm tree, on l. cuirass, two spears, and helmet; on r. two spears and shield. Hendin 1575. RIC 604. RPC II 612. Waddington Rec. Gen. pl. XXXV,10. Good Very Fine.

This provincial Roman coin, attributed to the Koinon of Bithynia, is clearly related to the Jewish War. RPC II p. 97 notes that this coin has "...significance beyond Bithynia: the palm tree with obverse of Titus is a clear allusion to Titus' participation in the defeat of Judaea..."

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