Ancient Roman gold aureus of emperor Vespasian / Peace

Ancient Roman gold aureus of emperor Vespasian / Peace

Code: 11798

£5,500.00 Approx $7565.34, €6440.28
 

This is an ancient Roman gold aureus of emperor Vespasian, minted at Rome in late 73 AD 

Obverse: IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN, "Supreme commander (Imperator) Caesar Vespasian, emperor (Augustus), censor." laureate head right.

Reverse: PAX AVG, "Peace of the emperor (Augustus)" Pax standing left, leaning on column, holding branch, caduceus; before her is a money sack (bag of coins) on a tripod.

One of the 12 Caesars Aurei

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Aureus

MATERIAL: Gold

DATE: 69 - 79 AD (This coin was minted at Rome in late 73 AD)

SIZE: 20mm dia

WEIGHT: 7.11 grams

ATTRIBUTION: BMC 95; Calico 659; RIC 512; Cohen 297.

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Bremen, Germany.