Titus as Caesar [Vespasian] Æ21, 6.93g Caesarea Maritima mint, 71-73 AD Obv: AYTOKP TITOΣ KAIΣAP; Head of Titus, laureate, r. Rev: ΙΟΥΔΑΙΑΣ ΕΑΛWΚΥΙΑΣ; Nike standing to r., foot on helmet, supporting shield on her l. knee and writing on it with her r. hand; on r. palm tree RPC 2312 (15 spec.). Hendin 1447. Acquired from Zuzim, January 2021. The Roman authorities in Judaea struck a localised 'Judaea Capta' issue at the Caeserea Maritima mint early in the reign of Vespasian. The series, featuring the reverse legend 'Judaea Capta' in Greek, strongly echoes the imperial bronze types produced at Rome and Lugdunum. The Judaean issue likely dates not long after the imperial ones were struck in the spring and summer of 71. It is interesting to note this coin would have circulated in the very region where the Jewish Revolt took place. The emphasis on Titus Caesar the conqueror of Jerusalem is readily apparent. Unusually, this specimen is struck in very fine style, perhaps the handiwork of a particularly talented engraver. This is the slightly less common variant with the shield resting on Victory's knee rather than mounted on the palm tree. Feel free to post your 'fine style' provincials.