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Live auction - brm_788093 - VESPASIAN Denier

VESPASIAN Denier XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 77 €
Maximum bid : 77 €
End of the sale : 25 July 2023 14:53:33
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 74
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,08 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine grise avec des reflets bleutés et dorés au droit
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : PON MAX - TR P COS V.
Reverse description : Caducée ailé.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Consul quintum”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la cinquième fois).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2.

Historical background


VESPASIAN

(1/07/69-24/06/79)

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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