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2,000-Year-Old Coin Sheds Light on Important Role of Judea

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A rare coin minted almost 2,000 years ago during the conquest of Jerusalem was recently found at an auction in Zurich, NRG reported. The find has helped shed light upon the Roman attitude at the time over the conquest, resulting in a large commemoration of the Roman victory over the Judean rebels. The coin depicts a Jewess standing and peering across a palm tree and bears the inscription “IUDAEA RECEPTA,” or “Judea is re-captured.” Coins bearing this inscription were used to publicize the news of a captured territory that had been part of the Roman Empire once before.

 

....via Breaking News

 

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Not sure of the 'important role of Judea' aspect.  Surely any revolt would be known and hence there would be a need to publicise that it had been crushed?

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...i wonder if the average Roman in europe gave a hoot about Judea re-captured or not...

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