22763Re: Social Healing, Movement Constitution and Titling
- Aug 5, 2008In a message dated 04/08/2008 11:04:13 GMT Daylight Time,
<<I appreciate this point. With Vespasian and I believe they run up
thru Domitian there were a whole series of coins that declared: Judea
Capta. That one denarius of Vespasian where a Jewess mourning under
a Roman trophy is truly haunting. But then according to Meshorer and
Hendin, Agrippa II also minted bronze coins that declared the same.
To say the least the Gospel writers provided a very spirited response
with their narratives of Jesus Christ, son of God.
Agrippa certainly minted coins celebrating the 'victory' of the various
Flavian emperors. He supported the campaign against the Jewish rebels throughout,
but he never explicitly mentions the Judean campaign on his coinage. Since
Vespasian and his sons (Domitian may well have been involved somehow in a
support capacity) fought two campaigns, one in Judea, the other to seize power in
Rome, I personally think the 'Judea Capta' thing is often taken too far, and
the term should be restricted to those coins which explicitly mention Judea.
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