Ancient Roman AE Dupondius of Emperor Vespasian / Good fortune

Ancient Roman AE Dupondius of Emperor Vespasian / Good fortune

Code: 11907

£475.00 Approx $653.37, €556.21
 

This is an ancient Roman AE Dupondius, of emperor Vespasian, minted at Rome in 74 AD 

Obverse:  IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS V CENS"Supreme commander (Imperator) Caesar Vespasian, emperor (Augustus), high priest, holder of tribunician power, consul for the fifth time, censor." Head of Vespasian, radiate, right.

Reverse: FELICITAS PVBLICA / S C, "Good fortune of the public. Decree of the senate" Felicitas, draped, standing left, holding winged caduceus extended in right hand and cornucopiae in left.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Dupondius (1/8 of a denarius)

MATERIAL: AE (Bronze)

DATE: 69 - 79 AD (This coin was minted at Rome in 74 AD)

SIZE: 27mm diameter

WEIGHT: 12.67 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC II.1# 716, OCRE# ric.2_1(2).ves.716

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.