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v45_0308 - VESPASIAN Denier

VESPASIAN Denier AU
MONNAIES 45 (2010)
Starting price : 145.00 €
Estimate : 250.00 €
Realised price : 145.00 €
Number of bids : 1
Maximum bid : 145.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: 70
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,34 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier, un peu court sur les légendes. Très beau portrait, de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés
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 : COS ITER - TR POT.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) assise à gauche sur un tabouret, tenant une branche d’olivier de la main droite et un caducée de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Consul Iterum Tribunicia Potestas”, (Consul pour la deuxième fois revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Portrait inhabituel.

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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