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Live auction - brm_541832 - VESPASIAN Denier

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 30 July 2019 14:32:36
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 73
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,44 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré, éclaté à divers endroits. Joli portrait de Vespasien. Revers à l’usure régulière. Patine grise, plus foncée au droit


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 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).


Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


(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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