Several months back I ordered a Vespasian and Titus tetradrachm of Antioch from an overseas dealer. The coin never arrived. It had a curious journey, according to the tracking, going from New York to Sacramento, back to New York, and then disappearing off the radar. I filed a missing mail form with the USPS, but have only heard back once, that they are still looking. I am not terribly optimistic that it will be recovered. The shipment disappeared during this summer's upheaval at the USPS, so that might explain to a large extent the circumstances behind the disappearance. Well, water under the bridge, as I see it. I did get a refund, so I'm okay, but I do feel sorry for the seller. Now, as it happened, another Vespasian/Titus tetradrachm became available. These coins are scarce, and they do crop up from time to time. This coin arrived today with any scenic tour of the US. It is quite a nice example, with good portraits, albeit with the reverse off center, but still nice. It was issued during the second year of the reign of Vespasian, which coincided with the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD. Roman Empire, 69/70 AD Tetradrachm Vespasian and his son, Titus Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch Obverse: ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤ ΚΑΙΣΑ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΥ, Laureate bust of Vespasian facing right. Reverse: ΦΛΑΥΙΟΥΕΣΠ ΚΑ[ΙΣ ΕΤΟΥΣ Ν]ΕΟ ΥΙΕΡΟΥ, Laureate bust of Titus facing right, bar over B right (for "New Holy Year 2"), star in field to the left. Prieur 106 24 mm, 12 h. 13.4 grams There is some controversy regarding the origins of this particular issue. One theory is that the coins were produced in Antioch using dies from Alexandria. Another theory is that the coins were produced in Alexandria for use in Judea, where they also served to celebrate Titus's role in leading the Roman legions in the siege and fall of Jerusalem. Any thoughts on that? I mentioned two coins, and here it is, having been posted before, my shekel of the Jewish revolt, year 2 (67/68 AD): 13.7 grams Thank you.