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bpv_632168 - TITUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

TITUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien VF
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 71-72
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,59 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, un peu court sur les légendes à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine grise superficielle
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Titus à droite avec l’égide (O*4), légende débutant à la pointe du buste.
Obverse legend : AUTOKR TITOS K[AIS OUESP] (Autokrator Titos Kaisaros Ouespasianos).
Obverse translation : (l’empereur Titus césar Vespasien).

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur une palme, les ailes déployées ; dans le champ à gauche, une massue posée verticalement.
Reverse legend : [ETOUS G] - IEROU (Etous gamma Ierou).
Reverse translation : (année sacrée troisième du règne).

Commentary


La base TSP répertorie actuellement soixante deux exemplaires dont en musées Israel State Museum (2), Glasgow, ANS (2), Jérusalem, Yale, Jerusalem Hebrew University . Cet exemplaire est illustré dans l’ouvrage de R. McAlee, p. 175, n° 379/2.

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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