The Israel Museum

I. A bronze sestertius, one of a series of Judaea Capta coins, struck in Rome in 71 A.D. to commemorate the Roman victory over Judaea. The bust depicts the Emperor of Rome, Vespasian, surrounded by his Latin title. The reverse of the coin bears two figures flanking a palm tree: on the left an upright Roman soldier; on the right a seated, mourning woman symbolizing defeated Judaea. The inscription around the two figures is IUDEA CAPTA.