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    Judaea Capta Aureus

    Vespasian (AD 69-79). AV aureus (19mm, 7.08 gm, 6h). NGC Choice Fine 5/5 - 4/5. Rome, AD 72-73. IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, laureate head  of Vespasian right / No legend, Vespasian standing right in military dress, holding reversed spear in right hand, left hand on parazonium, left foot on helmet; before him, palm tree and Judaea seated on ground to right in attitude of mourning. RIC 363. CBN 64. Calic├│ 587 (R2). Cohen 644. BMCRE 78. Hendin 1466. A pleasing specimen of this rare and important type, with clear images and even wear.

    This rare Judaea Capta gold aureus is part of the propaganda campaign touting Vespasian's victory in Judaea. The figure of Judaea is shown in an attitude of mourning, while the triumphant Vespasian is shown in general's armor looming over her. Such images helped consolidate Vespasian's hold on power in the wake of the disastrous civil wars of AD 69. 


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