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Live auction - brm_456358 - VESPASIAN Denier

VESPASIAN Denier AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 545 €
Maximum bid : 800 €
End of the sale : 31 October 2017 14:41:50
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: juillet 77 - décembre 78
Date: 77-78
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,37 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré. Belle tête de Vespasien. Sujet particulièrement bien venu à au revers. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Docteur S

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAESAR - VESPASIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Vespasien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Vespasinus Augustus”, (L’empereur César Vespasien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IMP - XIX.
Reverse description : Modius contenant sept épis de blé.
Reverse translation : “Imperator undevicesimum”, (Revêtu de la dix-neuvième acclamation impériale.

Commentary


Ce type est présenté comme un hybride ou un faux d’époque dans l’ouvrage de H. Seaby, p. 43, n° 217.

Historical background


VESPASIEN

(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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