Vespasian. AD 69-79. Fourrée Denarius.

Ancient Coins - Vespasian. AD 69-79. Fourrée Denarius.
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Vespasian. AD 69-79. Fourrée Denarius (Silver, 2.47 g 7), Rome, 69-70. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. IVDAEA Jewess seated right in attitude of mourning at base of trophy. BMC 35. Cohen 226. Hendin 759. RIC 15. RIC2 2. Outstanding and perfectly struck reverse, well-centered and lovely toned. A few minor metal flaws on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.

The Roman victories in the Jewish War, which went on until 73, were commemorated with a great outpouring of coinage minted in Rome and elsewhere. The Flavians could not issue coins referring to their victory over Vitellius since these were victories in a civil war, in which Romans killed Romans. Thus, the conquest of a rebellious province, which in some ways could be equated with an external enemy, could be portrayed as a glorious event that would unite all Roman citizens.

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Quotazione: 08/21/17

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