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He perished in the seventy-third year of his age, and the seventh month of his reign.1 The senate, as soon as they could with safety, ordered a statue to be erected for him upon the naval column, in that part of the forum where he was slain. But Vespasian cancelled the decree, upon a suspicion that he had sent assassins from Spain into Judea to murder him.
1 A.U.C. 822
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