VESPASIAN 71 AD Jewish War JUDAEA CAPTA Sestertius Ancient Roman Coin NGC XFRare
 Vespasian – Roman Emperor: 69-79 A. Bronze Sestertius 33mm (25.04 grams) Rome mint, struck circa 71 A. Certification: NGC Ancients XF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5 4373074-003 Pedigree: From the Michael Druck Collection. IMP CAE VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III, Laureate bust of Vespasian facing right. IVDAEA CAPTA, Palm tree, captive at left standing facing right, Judaea at right seated on cuirass facing right in attitude of mourning, arms and shields surrounding figures, “S C” in exergue. An interesting variety with the “S” in “CAES” on the obverse legend not present, noted in RIC II. Provided with certificate of authenticity. CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC by Sergey Nechayev, PhD – Numismatic Expert. Titus Flavius Vespasianus , known in English as Vespasian (November 17 9AD – June 23 79AD), was a Roman Emperor who reigned from 69 AD until his death in 79 AD. Vespasian was the founder of the short-lived Flavian dynasty, which ruled the Roman Empire between 69 AD and 96 AD He was succeeded by his sons Titus (79-81) and Domitian (81-96). Vespasian descended from a family of equestrians which rose into the senatorial rank under the emperors of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Although he attained the standard succession of public offices, holding the consulship in 51, Vespasian became more reputed as a successful military commander, partaking in the Roman invasion of Britain in 43, and subjugating the Judaea province during the Jewish rebellion of 66. While Vespasian was preparing to besiege the city of Jerusalem during the latter campaign, emperor Nero committed suicide, plunging the Roman Empire into a year of civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors. After Galba and Otho perished in quick succession, Vitellius became emperor in mid 69. In response, the armies in Egypt and Judaea themselves declared Vespasian emperor on July 1. On December 20, Vitellius was defeated, and the following day, Vespasian was declared emperor by the Roman Senate. Little factual information survives about Vespasian’s government during the ten years he was emperor. His reign is best known for financial reforms following the demise of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, the successful campaign against Judaea, and several ambitious construction projects such as the Colosseum. Upon his death on June 23, 79, he was succeeded by his eldest son Titus. The item “VESPASIAN 71 AD Jewish War JUDAEA CAPTA Sestertius Ancient Roman Coin NGC XFRare” is in sale since Monday, January 16, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “victoram” and is located in Forest Hills, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Ruler: Vespasian
- Denomination: Sestertius
- Certification: NGC
- Coin Type: Ancient Roman
- Grade: XF
- Certification Number: 4373074-003