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E-auction 502-412990 - brm_644650 - VESPASIAN Denier

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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 63 €
Maximum bid : 102 €
End of the sale : 28 November 2022 14:17:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: janvier - 24 juin
Date: 79
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,78 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à l’usure très importante, bien centré
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Vespasien à gauche (O*1).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Vespasianus Augustus”, (l’empereur césar Vespasien auguste).


Reverse legend : TR POT X - COS VIIII.
Reverse description : Victoire debout à droite posant un bouclier sur un trophée au pied duquel se trouve assis un captif assis à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestae decimum Consul nonum”, (Revêtu de la dixième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la neuvième fois).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2. Fourré ?.

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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