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E-auction 346-260328 - brm_559845 - TITUS Dupondius

TITUS Dupondius VF
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Estimate : 110 €
Price : 58 €
Maximum bid : 60 €
End of the sale : 02 December 2019 14:18:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Dupondius
Date: 75
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,87 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan décentré sur la légende à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête radiée de Titus à droite (O).
Obverse translation : “Titus Cæsar Vespasianus Imperator Tribunicia Potestate Consul iterum”, (Titus césar Vespasien empereur revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois).


Reverse legend : FELICITA-S - PVBLICA/ S|C.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) drapée debout à gauche, tenant un caducée de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Publica”, (La Félicité publique).


Ce type est en fait plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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