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New in our coin shop: The Flavians and the smell of money


The civil war is over and Rome has a new emperor: Vespasian of the Flavian family gains the throne in the year 69. But not only glory comes with the purple, but also a desolate state treasury: War and mismanagement have torn a big hole in the budget.


Vespasian therefore issues a tax on public toilets. The collected urine is an important resource for tanners and launderers - and they are ready to pay the premium. When his son Titus complains about the disreputable source of revenue, Vespasian holds a coin under his nose. Whether the smell of the coin disturbs him, he asks his son. When he says no, Vespasian answers: Atqui e lotio est ("And yet it is from urine!"). This later becomes pecunia non olet: "Money does not stink."


But not only in practice, the Flavians prove to be clever statesmen; especially in the coinage they always emphasize their qualities as emperors: they fulfill their duties, provide the people with grain and are particularly close to the gods.


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