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Vespasian, 69-79 AD, AR Denarius, Pax, struck 75 AD

135.00 AUD

Origin:
Rome mint
Authority:
Vespasian
Denomination:
AR Denarius
Composition:
Silver
Date:
75 AD
Obverse:
IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG (counterclockwise, read outwardly), Head of Vespasian, laureate, facing right
Reverse:
PON MAX TR P COS VIP, Pax, bare to the waste, seated left, holding branch extended in right hand, left hand on lap
Size:
3.30g, 19.31mm, 6h
Grade:
F, toned
Provenance:
ex FORVM Ancient Coins (2017)
Reference:
BMCRE II 161-164; RIC II, pt. 1, 486, 772; Cohen I 371; RSC II 366; BnF III 139; Hunter I 51; SRCV I 2301
Vespasian was Roman emperor from 69 to 79 AD. The beginning of his reign marked the end of the tumultuous period of leadership, which included the Year of Four Emperors, returning stability to the Roman Empire. Vespasian reformed the financial system and started large construction activities, most notably the Roman Colosseum, which was completed during the reign of his son Titus. This coin was minted during Vespasian's sixth consulship.
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