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.
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.
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