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E-auction 410-322249 - brm_641428 - VESPASIAN Dupondius

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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 52 €
End of the sale : 22 February 2021 14:24:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Dupondius
Date: 72-73
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 13,89 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan, bien centré à l’usure très importante, identifiable
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête radiée de Vespasien à droite (O), petit globe à la pointe du cou.
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Vespasianus Augustus Consul quartus”, (L'empereur césar Vespasien auguste consul pour la quatrième fois).


Reverse legend : PAX - [AVG]/ S|C.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) drapée debout à gauche, tenant un patère de la main gauche et un caducée de la main droite, sacrifiant au-dessus d’un autel.
Reverse translation : “Pax Augusti”, (La Paix de l’auguste).


Semble complètement inédit et non recensé avec la titulature courte (CAES au lieu de CAESAR). Manque à tous les ouvrages consultés.

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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