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bpv_749063 - VESPASIAN Obole

100.00 €(Approx. 109.00$ | 83.00£)
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Type : Obole
Date: an 3
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,07 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré à l’usure importante mais régulière. Monnaie bien identifiable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Vespasien à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUTOK KAIS SEB AOUESPASIANOU(Autokrator Kaisar Sebastos Aouespasianou).
Obverse translation : (Imperator César Auguste Vespasien).


Reverse description : Faucon debout à droite.
Reverse legend : LG.

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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