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“Judea Recaptured” Coin

Special Exhibit
July 4, 2015-

Location: Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Archaeology Wing

The debut presentation of a one-of-a-kind gold coin, bearing on the obverse a figure of Roman Emperor Vespasian and on the reverse the figure of a woman personifying the captive Judea, with the inscription “Judea Recaptured.” Minted in either Jerusalem or Caesarea in 70 CE, the coin is believed to have been in use shortly after the suppression of the Great Revolt.

Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem / by Yair Hovav