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Live auction - brm_684937 - TITUS As

TITUS As XF
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 250 €
Maximum bid : 250 €
End of the sale : 26 October 2021 15:23:42
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : As
Date: 80
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 9,07 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée des deux côtés présentant une fine usure régulière. Très joli portrait de Titus. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Titus à gauche .
Obverse translation : “Imperator Titus Cæsar Vespasianus Augustus Pater Patriæ Consul octavum”, (L’empereur Titus césar Vespasien auguste père de la patrie consul pour la huitième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIA - AVGVST/ S|C.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout à droite, sur une proue de navire tournée à droite, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augusti”, (La Victoire de l’auguste).

Commentary


Type très rare avec la tête à gauche : monnaie classée R2 dans la réédition du RIC qui ne va pas au-delà de R3.

Historical background


TITUS

(07/01/69 to 09/13/81) Titus Flavius Vespasianus

August (24/06/79-13/09/81)

Titus, born December 30, 39, is the eldest son of Vespasian. He followed his father in Judea where he was legate of the legion XV Apollinaris. After the proclamation of Alexandria Vespasian leave it to him to complete the pacification of Judea during which he falls in love with Berenice (see part Racine). After the capture of Jerusalem in the summer of 70, he celebrated with his father Triumph January 71. Associated with power by his father, he succeeded him June 24, 79, having broken with the beautiful Jewish princess 75. His reign is only a result of disasters, the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 which destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the burning of Rome in 80. He died in 81, perhaps murdered at the instigation of his brother Domitian (Suetonius). It is described as "the delight of the human race".

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