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bpv_559575 - TITUS Demi-unité

TITUS Demi-unité XF/AU
120.00 €(Approx. 139.20$ | 102.00£)
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Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 79-81
Mint name / Town : Germe, Lydie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,40 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan légèrement décentré sur la légende au droit. Beaux portraits. Jolie patine vert foncé légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Rutten & Wieland et de la collection M C Lille

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Titus à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUTO KAI - [SEBAS], (Autokrator Kaisar Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête laurée de Domitien à droite (O*).
Reverse legend : AUTO KAI - SEBAS, (Autokrator Kaisar Sebastos).
Reverse translation : (L’empereur césar auguste).

Commentary


Très beaux portraits de Titus et de Domitien.

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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