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    Vespasian Judaea Capta Gold Aureus

    Vespasian (AD 69-79). AV aureus (19mm, 6.85 gm, 7h). NGC VG 5/5 - 4/5. Judaea Capta issue. Rome, ca. 21 December AD 69-early AD 70. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head of Vespasian right / IVDAEA, military trophy with cuirass, helmet, greaves and two shields, before which sits female Jewish captive right in attitude of mourning. RIC II, Part 1, 1. Hendin 1464. Calic├│ 643. Matte surfaces and even wear consistent with the grade for the extremely popular and heavily collected series.

    The IVDAEA CAPTA coinage series was the broadest and most diverse issue of coins celebrating a Roman victory issued up to that time, comprising coins of every metal, denomination, and mint. They formed an important part of the overall propaganda campaign establishing the legitimacy of the Flavian dynasty. The new edition of Roman Imperial Coinage lists this aureus as the first struck in Rome by Vespasian, once his forces had seized control of the capital in December of AD 69.


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