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E-auction 51-22008 - brm_162816 - VESPASIAN Denier

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Estimate : 155 €
Price : 77 €
Maximum bid : 78 €
End of the sale : 07 April 2014 15:52:30
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 72-73
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,69 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés avec un très beau portrait et une petite faiblesse de frappe en début de légende de droit. Joli revers avec une usure régulière. Jolie patine avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Vespasien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Vespasianus Augustus Pontifex Maximus Consul quartum”, (L’empereur césar Vespasien auguste grand pontife consul pour la quatrième fois).


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).


Poids très léger.

Historical background


(07/01/69 to 06/24/79)

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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