VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AV Aureus .

Ancient Coins - VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AV Aureus .
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 VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.17 g, 5h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck 72-73 AD. IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P IIII P P COS IIII, laureate head right / PACI AVGVSTAE, Pax-Nemesis advancing right, holding caduceus, preceded by a serpent. RIC II 302; BMCRE 403; Cohen 284; Calicó 656. VF, attractive strike.


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By 71 AD, the lengthy unrest in Gaul, beginning with Vindex in the last days of Nero's reign, and, more recently, the attempted grassroots Gallic secession under Civilis, commander of the Batavian auxiliaries, was successfully quelled under Vespasian's generals, Mucianus and Cerealis. The revolt of Civilis was particularly problematic, since it threatened the loss of an important and wealthy province and would weaken the Rhine frontier; unchecked, it could renew troubles in other regions of the empire, particularly Judaea. Thus, the device of Nemesis, the harbinger of swift and stinging retribution, and its minting at Lugdunum, made a pointed statement about Vespasian's abilities as emperor that neither the local citizenry, nor anyone else in the empire, could fail to recognize. A noteworthy example with important historical connections.

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