Vespasian        69-79 AD

 

Vespasian 69-79 AD

Silver denarius 18 mm, 3.22 gm.
Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate bust of Vespasian right.
Reverse: COS VII
Eagle spreading wings on altar.

Rome mint, ca. 69-79 AD.

Vespasian was born in Falacrina, he rose to command during the invasion of Britain in 43 AD. After a bleak period as a mule dealer, he was appointed by Nero to quell the Jewish Revolt, which he did. He was proclaimed emperor in Alexandria, defeated Vitellius at Cremona, and died in Reate.

BMCRE 179

Inv#: 6481

$175

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