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bpv_742001 - VESPASIAN Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

VESPASIAN Tétradrachme syro-phénicien F/VF
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: an 1
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,98 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, court sur les légendes à l’usure très importante, plus marquée au droit qu’au revers
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Vespasien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar auguste Vespasien).


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur une massue, les ailes déployées, une couronne dans le bec, une palme verticale dans le champ gauche.
Reverse legend : ETOUS NEOU IEROU A.
Reverse translation : (année sainte, première du règne).


Dans la base TSP maintenue par Michel Prieur, cent douze exemplaires sont maintenant répertoriés avec des exemplaires dans les musées : British Museum (2), ANS, Paris, Berlin (3) et Jérusalem Rockefeller Museum (3).

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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