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brm_257897 - VESPASIAN Denier

VESPASIAN Denier AU
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Price : 225.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: 73
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,18 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Portrait élégant et de haut relief. Revers de style fin. Patine de collection avec des reflets bleutés
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une vente Alain Weil à Drouot le 18 décembre 1982

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES VESP - AVG CENS.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Vespasien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Vespasianus Augustus Censor”, (L'empereur césar Vespasien auguste censeur).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PONTIF - MAXIM.
Reverse description : Vespasien assis à droite, tenant un sceptre de la main droite et une branche de laurier de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus”, (Grand pontife).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Il existe plusieurs variétés d’effigies pour ce type. Sur notre exemplaire, le portrait de Vespasien est ressemblant.

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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