as. A decent example with a rich dark patina. Unfortunately the reverse strike is off-centre. Titus as Caesar Æ As, 9.35g Lyon mint, 77-78 AD (Vespasian) RIC 1268 (C2). BMC 862. Obv: T CAES IMP AVG F TR P COS VI CENSOR; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.; globe at point of bust Rev: IVDAEA CAPTA; S C in exergue; Palm tree; to r., Judaea std. r.; to l. of tree, arms Acquired from GB Collection, March 2019. The importance of the Jewish War to the Flavian dynasty cannot be overestimated. It provided much needed legitimacy for the imperial rule of 'new men'. This common as struck for Titus Caesar nearly eight years after the fall of Jerusalem is ample evidence of the dynasty's continued reliance on the propaganda value of 'Judaea Capta'. It would continue to be Titus' calling card even after he became emperor a year or so later. This coin was struck in Lugdunum (Lyon) in a fairly large issue that presumably addressed a shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces. 'Ambition sighed: she found it vain to trust The faithless column and the crumbling bust; Huge moles, whose shadow stretched from shore to shore, Their ruins perished, and their place no more! Convinced, she now contracts her vast design, And all her triumphs shrink into a coin. A narrow orb each crowded conquest keeps, Beneath her palm here sad Judea weeps.' - Alexander Pope, To Mr. Addison, Occasioned by his Dialogues on Medals II. 19-26 Post your propaganda pieces!