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brm_380934 - VESPASIAN, TITUS and DOMITIAN Denier

VESPASIAN, TITUS and DOMITIAN Denier VF
205.00 €(Approx. 227.55$ | 176.30£)
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Type : Denier
Date: janvier - juin
Date: 70
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,95 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure régulière sur un petit flan. Patine grise de collection ancienne
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAESAR VESPAS-IANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Vespasien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Vespasianus Augustus”, (l’empereur césar Vespasien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CAESAR AVG F COS CAESAR F PR.
Reverse description : Bustes affrontés de Titus à gauche et de Domitien à droite, têtes nues.
Reverse translation : “Cæsar Augusti Filius Consul Cæsar Filius Prætor”, (césar fils d’auguste consul césar fils [d’auguste] préteur).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2. Nous n’avons pas noté de liaison de coin pertinente pour cet exemplaire. Sur notre denier, au revers, les portraits de Titus et de Domitien sont massifs et larges. Un exemplaire en TTB+, provenant de MONNAIES 32, n° 173 s’est vendu 680€ avec un maximum à 990€.

Historical background


VESPASIEN, Titus and Domitian

(69-79)

Titus was born in 39, is the eldest son of Vespasian and Flavia Domitilla. In 66, when Vespasian receives proconsul and three legions of Nero with the task of suppressing the revolt in Judea just burst, Titus followed his father in Judea where he legate of the legion XV Apollinaris. After the proclamation of Alexandria on July 1st 69 where Vespasian was acclaimed Augustus, the new emperor leave it to him to complete the pacification of Judea during which he falls in love with Berenice (see. room Racine). After the capture of Jerusalem in the summer of 70, he celebrated with his father in the Triumph January 71. Domitian was the second son of Vespasian, was born in 51. December 69 he was in Rome with his uncle Flavius ​​Sabinus during the burning of the Capitol. He escaped from it, but his uncle died. Domitian is representing Vespasian in Rome. He took the opportunity to lead a dissolute life. Vespasian shortens operations in Judea, let Titus, his eldest son, the task of completing the siege of Jerusalem and returned to Rome to take over the reins of power. He took the opportunity to spread his youngest son from the center of decisions. Titus became co-regent with his father, while Domitian is held in the subordinate role of Caesar.

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