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E-auction 252-175245 - brm_469926 - VESPASIAN Denier

VESPASIAN Denier VF
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 42 €
Maximum bid : 61 €
End of the sale : 12 February 2018 14:35:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: juillet - décembre
Date: 71
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,59 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Patine grise. Monnaie sur un flan légèrement décentré. Joli revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES VES-P AVG P M.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Vespasien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Vespasianus Augustus Pontifex Maximus”, (l’empereur césar Vespasien auguste grand pontife).

Reverse


Reverse legend : AVGVR (AU-DESSUS)// TRI POT (À L'EXERGUE).
Reverse description : Instruments pontificaux : simpulum, aspersoir, capis (vase à sacrifice) et lituus.
Reverse translation : “Augurus// Tribunicia Potestas”, (Augure, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Pour ce type qui semble anodin, nous avons deux types de revers différents : le premier avec AVGVR/ PON MAX (RIC. 42) et le second avec TRI POT (RIC 43) comme sur notre exemplaire, deniers qui ont tous les deux été frappés en 71 et font référence au grand pontificat et à l’aspect sacré de celui qui est revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne. Le revers AVGVR/ TRI POT sera ensuite réutilisé associé à une nouvelle légende de droit : IMP CAES VESP P M COS IIII, frappé en 72-73.

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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