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E-auction 573-518617 - bpv_907918 - VESPASIAN Tétradrachme

VESPASIAN Tétradrachme XF
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Estimate : 180 €
Price : 235 €
Maximum bid : 300 €
End of the sale : 08 April 2024 15:09:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 1
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 150 ‰
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,16 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée des deux côtés. Joli portrait. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Vespasien à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUT TIT FLAUI OUESPASIAN KAIS/ LA(Autokrator Kaisar Sebastos Aouespasianou).
Obverse translation : (Imperator César Flavien Vespasien).

Reverse


Reverse description : Alexandrie avec la peau d’éléphant debout à gauche tenant une couronne et un sceptre.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDREIA.
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandrie).

Historical background


VESPASIAN

(1/07/69-24/06/79)

Vespasien was born on November 17, 9 in Flacrines, near Reate (in Sabine country). He belongs to the Italian municipal bourgeoisie. Aedile in 38, lender in 40, consul in 51, proconsul of Africa in 63, he commanded with Claude the expedition to Brittany. Nero entrusted him with three legions and a proconsular imperium to crush the revolt of Judea in 66. He was proclaimed august on July 1, 69 in Alexandria and his sons, Titus and Domitian, were promoted to Caesar. Vitellius was eliminated on December 20, 69. Titus was directly associated with the government by his father from 71. His reign was devoted to the political and economic restoration of Rome. In 73, he took on the censorship. He died in Reate on June 24, 79.

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