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bpv_675639 - VESPASIAN Hemidrachme

VESPASIAN Hemidrachme AU
175.00 €(Approx. 204.75$ | 148.75£)
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Type : Hemidrachme
Date: 71
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Cappadoce
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 750 ‰
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,85 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, ovale, légèrement décentré au revers. Joli portrait. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Vespasien à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUTOK KAISAR OUESPASIANOS SEBA(Autokrator Kaisar Ouespasianos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Vespasien auguste).


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Niké/ Victoria (la Victoire) marchant à droite, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche.


Style local. W. Metcalf a isolé deux styles de frappe pour ce type, provincial et romain. Les auteurs du Roman Provincial Coinage ont recensé 23 exemplaires avec un poids moyen de 1,59 g.

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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