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Live auction - brm_567925 - VESPASIAN Aureus

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Estimate : 4 000 €
Price : 2 500 €
Maximum bid : 2 500 €
End of the sale : 10 March 2020 14:47:55
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Aureus
Date: 78-79
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,25 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Fine usure régulière. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Jean-Christophe Payen


Obverse legend : CAESAR - VESPASIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Vespasien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Cæsar Vespasianus Augustus”, (César Vespasien auguste).


Reverse legend : ANNONA - AVG.
Reverse description : Annona (l’Annone) assise à gauche, tenant un sac d’épis de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Annona Augusti”, (L’Annone de l’auguste).


Dans les différents ouvrages (RIC, BMC, BN/R), le revers est souvent mal décrit. L’Annone est normalement représentée avec un sac d’épis posé sur ses genoux. En fait, au revers, nous aurions plutôt affaire à une image de Cérès (BMC, pl. 7/11).
Le revers fait référence à l'approvisionnement de Rome en grains et au service des "Alimenta" qui se développe au cours du Ier siècle "Panem et circenses" (du Pain et des Jeux) et l'organisation de la Préfecture de l'Annone..

Historical background


(07/01/69 to 06/24/79) Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus

Vespasian was born Nov. 17 9 Flacrines near Reate (in Sabine country). It belongs to the Italian municipal bourgeoisie. Aedile in 38, 40 lender, consul in 51, proconsul of Africa in 63, he commanded with Claude shipping Britain. Nero says his three legions and a proconsul imperium to crush the revolt in Judea 66. It was proclaimed on July 1, august 69 to Alexandria and son, Titus and Domitian, are promoted Caesars. Vitellius was removed Dec. 20, 69. Titus is attached directly to the government by his father at 71. His reign was devoted to the political and economic restoration of Rome. In 73, it is of censorship. He died in Reate 24 June 79.

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