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Vitellius, 2 January - 20 December 69 A.D.

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Libertas (Latin for Liberty) was the Roman goddess and embodiment of liberty. The pileus liberatis was a soft felt cap worn by liberated slaves of Troy and Asia Minor. In late Republican Rome, the pileus was symbolically given to slaves upon manumission, granting them not only their personal liberty, but also freedom as citizens with the right to vote (if male). Following the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C., Brutus and his co-conspirators used the pileus to signify the end of Caesar's dictatorship and a return to a Republican system of government. The pileus was adopted as a popular symbol of freedom during the French Revolution and was also depicted on some early U.S. coins.
RS85542. Silver denarius, RIC I 105 (R), RSC II 47, BMCRE I 31, BnF III 67, Hunter I 11, SRCV I 2197 var. (obv. leg), F, rose toning, marks and scratches, tight flan, weight 2.716 g, maximum diameter 17.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, Jul - 20 Dec 69 A.D.; obverse A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P, laureate head right; reverse LIBERTAS RESTITVTA (liberty restored), Libertas standing facing, head right, pileus in extended right, long rod vertical in left; from the Lucas Harsh collection, ex CNG e-auction 266 (19 Oct 2011), lot 353; ex Deyo Collection; rare; $180.00 (153.00)


Vespasian, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D.

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In 76 A.D., Governor of Britannia Sextus Julius Frontinus subdued the Silures and other hostile tribes of Wales, established a fortress at Caerleon or Isca Augusta for Legio II Augusta and made a network of smaller forts for his auxiliary forces.
RS85549. Silver denarius, RIC II, part 1, 847; BMCRE II 180; BnF III 156; RSC II 121; Hunter I 57; SRCV I 2287, VF, nice portrait, rose toning, a little rough, light corrosion, small edge cracks, weight 3.136 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 195o, Rome mint, 76 A.D.; obverse IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse COS VII, eagle standing facing, head left, on low garlanded cippus; from the Lucas Harsh collection; $80.00 (68.00)


Domitian, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D.

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Vesta was originally a household spirit. She was later personified as the goddess of the hearth and given the stature of her Greek equivalent, Hestia. In the temple of Vesta her flame was kept alive by Vestal Virgins.
RS85544. Silver denarius, RIC II, part 1, Vespasian 1087 (C2); RSC II 378; BMCRE II 262; BnF III 233; Hunter I V20; SRCV I 2641, F, well struck on a tight flan, toned, some very light marks, light deposits on reverse, weight 2.951 g, maximum diameter 17.6 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, as caesar, 79 A.D.; obverse CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, laureate head right; reverse PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS (the first of youths), Vesta seated left, palladium in right hand, long scepter transverse in left hand; from the Lucas Harsh collection; $70.00 (59.50)


Vespasian, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D.

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Jupiter or Jove, Zeus to the Greeks, was the king of the gods and god of the sky and thunder, and of laws and social order. As the patron deity of ancient Rome, he was the chief god of the Capitoline Triad, with his sister and wife Juno. The father of Mars, he is, therefore, the grandfather of Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome.
RS85548. Silver denarius, RIC II, part 1, 850 (R2); BMCRE III 279; RSC II 223; BnF III 407x; SRCV I 2295x, F, attractive iridescent old collection toning, old scratches, tight flan, reverse weak with legend not fully struck, weight 2.935 g, maximum diameter 17.9 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 75 - 76 A.D.; obverse IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left; reverse IOVIS CVSTOS (Jupiter the Guardian), Jupiter standing facing, nude, sacrificing from patera in right over small lit altar at feet on left, long scepter near vertical in left; scarce with portrait left, six specimens in Reka Devnia hoard; from the Lucas Harsh collection, ex Incitatus Coins; $70.00 (59.50)


Vespasian, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D.

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In 75 A.D., the Temple of Peace was built in Rome to celebrate the conquest of Jerusalem in 70 and house the Menorah and other sacred objects from Herod's Temple. A representation of the menorah is depicted in a frieze on the Arch of Titus. According to the Torah, the menorah was hammered from pure gold following the design God revealed to Moses. The menorah was looted by the Vandals in the sacking of Rome in 455, and taken to their capital, Carthage. According to Procopius, the Byzantine General Belisarius recovered it when he defeated the Vandals in 533 and it was carried through the streets of Constantinople during his triumph. Procopius adds that it was later sent back to Jerusalem, after which there is no further record of it. The menorah might have been destroyed when the Persians pillaged Jerusalem in 614.
RS85547. Silver denarius, RIC II, part 1, 772; RSC II 366; BMCRE II 161; BnF III 139; Hunter I 51; SRCV I 2301, F, attractive light iridescent rainbow toning, small edge crack, weight 3.105 g, maximum diameter 19.9 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 75 A.D.; obverse IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG (counterclockwise), laureate head right; reverse PON MAX TR P COS VI (high priest, holder of Tribunitian power, consul for the 6th time), Pax seated left, extending olive branch in right hand, left hand at side; from the Lucas Harsh collection; $60.00 (51.00)







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