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Live auction - brm_622450 - TITUS Aureus

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Estimate : 9 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 14:56:37
Type : Aureus
Date: 76
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,32 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de toute beauté sur un flan large, centré, éclaté à 1h. Superbe vache, bien venue à la frappe. Magnifique portrait de Titus. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : T CAESAR IMP - VESPASIANVS.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Titus césar à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Titus Cæsar Imperator Vespasianus Censor”, (Titus césar empereur Vespasien césar).


Reverse legend : COS V.
Reverse description : Vache marchant à droite.
Reverse translation : “Consul quintum”, (Consul pour la cinquième fois).

Historical background


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

Co-emperor (07/71-24/06/79)

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 24 August 79 that 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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