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Live auction - brm_565705 - VESPASIAN Aureus

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Estimate : 5 000 €
Price : 3 000 €
Maximum bid : 3 300 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 14:56:07
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Aureus
Date: 74
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 7,28 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan idéalement centré. Exemplaire monté anciennement. Beau portrait de Vespasien ainsi qu’un très joli revers, bien détaillé. Fine usure superficielle. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Vespasien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Vespasianus Augustus”, (l’empereur césar Vespasien auguste).


Reverse legend : FORTVNA - AVGVST.
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) drapée, debout à gauche sur un autel décoré, tenant un gouvernail de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Fortuna Augusti”, (La Fortune de l’auguste).


Rubans de type 3. Ce type avec la légende longue au droit et le nom de VESPASIANVS semble plus rare que le type avec seulement VESP. Néanmoins, cet aureus semble bien frappé en 74 comme son alter ego alors que précédemment était daté à partir de 75.

Historical background



Vespasien was born on November 17, 9 in Flacrines, near Reate (in Sabine country). He belongs to the Italian municipal bourgeoisie. Aedile in 38, lender in 40, consul in 51, proconsul of Africa in 63, he commanded with Claude the expedition to Brittany. Nero entrusted him with three legions and a proconsular imperium to crush the revolt of Judea in 66. He was proclaimed august on July 1, 69 in Alexandria and his sons, Titus and Domitian, were promoted to Caesar. Vitellius was eliminated on December 20, 69. Titus was directly associated with the government by his father from 71. His reign was devoted to the political and economic restoration of Rome. In 73, he took on the censorship. He died in Reate on June 24, 79.

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