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brm_481877 - VESPASIAN Dupondius

VESPASIAN Dupondius XF
450.00 €(Approx. 499.50$ | 409.50£)
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Type : Dupondius
Date: 77-78
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 20,24 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et épais bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête de Vespasien. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Sans patine, légèrement granuleux au revers

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Vespasien à droite, petit globe à la pointe du cou (O*).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Vespasianus Augustus Consul octavum Pater Patriæ", (L'empereur césar Vespasien auguste consul pour la huitième fois père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FORTVNAE - REDVCI/ S|C.
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) debout à gauche, tenant de la main droite un gouvernail posé sur un globe et de la gauche une corne d'abondance.
Reverse translation : “Fortunæ Reduci”, (À la Fortune retrouvée).

Commentary


Poids extrêmement lourd faisant penser à un petit médaillon sur un flan très large et épais en orichalque (bronze ou laiton).

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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