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Period

Vespasian

Ruler

Vespasian (69-79 AD)

Mint

Gaza

Province or Region

Judea

Date

69/70 AD

Metal

Bronze

Denomination

24

Weight

12.78g

Obverse Description

Bust of Vespasian r., laureate. CΕΒΑΣΤΟC

Reverse Description

Tyche stands; holds branch and two grain stalks. ΓΑΖ Swastika. Date to right: L ΡΑ (Year 130=69/70 AD)

Comments

Probably struck by Vestpasian's son Titus as he brought legions through Gaza enroute to Caesarea Maritima, spring 70 AD. See Jos. BJ 4.662.

Publisher

Pepperdine University Libraries

Digital Collection

The John Wilson Coin Collection - Ancient Coins of the Holy Land

Credit Line

The John Wilson Coin Collection - Ancient Coins of the Holy Land [digital resource], Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives

Document Type

Article

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