Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bonus 86 - Judaea Capta Coin

Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
Bronze Sestertius coin (AD 71) of Vespasian (AD 69-79). On the left is the laureate head of Vespasian with the words IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III. The right depicts Vespasian, holding a spear and standing with his left foot on a helmet over a Jewess mourning over the destruction of Jerusalem. It reads IVDAEA CAPTA: Judea captured. In AD 69 Vespasian left his son Titus to suppress the Jewish revolt led by the Zealots, John of Gischala and Simon bar Giora. Titus finished the task in AD 70 by entering Jerusalem and plundering the temple. bonus material was quoted from:

David E. Graves, Key Themes of the New Testament: A Survey of Major Theological Themes (Moncton, N.B.: Graves, 2013), 304.

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