VESPASIAN 77AD Rome Modius Grain Ears Ancient Silver Roman Denarius Coin i43647
Item: i43647 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Vespasian – Roman Emperor : 69-79 A. Silver Denarius 19mm (3.22 grams) Rome mint: 77-78 A. Reference: RIC 981 (C2). Cohen 215 2 Fr. Scarce: eight specimens in Reka Devnia hoard. CAESAR – VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left. IMP – XIX across field, Modius containing five upright wheat ears flanked by two hanging over at the sides, six more ears, hang down from the front edge of the modius, below the five upright ears. MODIVS, a bushel measure– of wheat for instance, or any dry or solid commodity. It contained the third part of an amphora, and four of these measures per month was the ordinary allowance given to slaves. On Roman coins we see the modius represented with corn-ears, and sometimes a poppy hanging or rising from it– and having reference to distributions of wheat to the people, by various Emperors, such as Nerva, Vespasian, M. On a denarius of Nerva, with the legend COS IIII , there is a modius with six ears of corn. The modius is also the sign of the AEdileship on coins of the Papia and other families, and is represented full of wheat, between two ears of corn, as the symbol and attribute of Abundantia and of Annona (see the words). The coins of Nero, and from that Emperor down to Gallienus, furnish frequent examples of this figure as indicating the fruits of fertility, whether domestic or foreign; and the Imperial liberality and providence in procuring, and in bestowing them on the people. Titus Flavius Vespasianus , known in English as Vespasian November 17 9 AD. 79 AD, 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 (7981) and Domitian (8196). 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. Vitellius was defeated, and the following day, Vespasian was declared emperor by the Roman Senate. Upon his death on. He was succeeded by his eldest son Titus. The item “VESPASIAN 77AD Rome Modius Grain Ears Ancient Silver Roman Denarius Coin i43647″ is in sale since Wednesday, September 24, 2014. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Composition: Silver
- Ruler: Vespasian