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E-auction 410-322262 - brm_644653 - TITUS Dupondius

TITUS Dupondius VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 43 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 22 February 2021 14:31:00
bidders : 15 bidders
Type : Dupondius
Date: 77
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : T CAES IMP AVG. F TR. P. COS. VI CENSOR.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Titus à droite (O*), globe à la pointe du cou.
Obverse translation : “Titus Cæsar Imperator Filius Tribunicia Potestate Consul sextum Censor”, (Titus césar fils de l’empereur auguste, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la sixième fois, censeur).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PAX AVG/ S|C.
Reverse description : La paix debout à gauche, tenant une patère au-dessus d’un autel allumé, un caducée et un rameau d’olivier.
Reverse translation : “Pax Augusti” (La paix de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


TITUS

(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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