Lot 495. Judaea, Judaea Capta. Titus. A.D. 79-81. Æ. Caesarea Maritima.
Judaea, Judaea Capta. Titus. A.D. 79-81. Æ (22 mm, 12.31 g, 12 h). Caesarea Maritima. AYTOK[P TITOΣ KAIΣAP], laureate head of Titus right / [IOVΔA]IA[Σ EAΛωKY[IAΣ], trophy; to left, Judaea seated left with hands bound; to right, shield. TJC 384; Hendin 1449; RPC 2313. Dark green and brown patina, earthen deposits. Good fine.
Titus led the final siege of Jerusalem, conquering and destroying the city. Upon his return to Rome an exorbitant victory procession was held. The Arch of Titus which commemorates this event stands in Rome to this day.