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Vespasian, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D., Judaea Capta Commemorative by Titus
One 23 June 79 A.D. Vespasian died from fever and diarrhea. Known for his humor, his last words on his deathbed were, "I think I'm turning into a god." Titus succeeded his father as Roman emperor and issued this coin to commemorate his father's Victory in Judaea and his consecration.
RS62351. Silver denarius
, SRCV I
2565, RSC II
144, RIC II
T364, BMCRE II
T112, F, Rome
2.742g, maximum diameter
18.8mm, die axis
, 80 - 81 A.D.; obverse DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
, laureate head
right; reverse Victory
standing left, placing a shield
on a trophy
with both hands
, mourning Jewess seated left at the base of the trophy
, EX - S C divided across field
; from the Lucas Harsh collection, ex Sayles and Lavender; SOLD
Catalog current as of Friday, May 24, 2019.
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