On 14 April 70 A.D., Titus surrounded Jerusalem. He allowed pilgrims to enter to celebrate Passover but this was a trap to put pressure on supplies of food and water; he refused to allow them to leave. On 10 May he began his assault on the walls. The third wall fell on 25 May. The second wall fell on 30 May. On 20 July Titus stormed the Temple Mount. On 4 August 70 A.D. Titus destroyed the Temple. The Jewish fast of Tisha B’Av mourns the Fall of Jerusalem annually on this date.
Head of Titus, laureate, left
IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII
Victory standing right, inscribing VIC/AVG in two lines on shield attached to palm
VICTORIA AVGVSTI S-C
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