Ancient Roman gold aureus of emperor Vespasian / Peace

Ancient Roman gold aureus of emperor Vespasian / Peace

Code: 11886

£2,995.00 Approx $4119.67, €3507.03
 

This is an ancient Roman gold aureus of emperor Vespasian, minted at Rome in 71 AD 

Obverse: IMP CAES VESP AVG PM, "Supreme commander (Imperator) Caesar Vespasian, emperor (Augustus), chief priest" Head of Vespasian, laureate, right.

Reverse: TRI POT II COS III P P, "Holder of tribunician power for the second time, consul for the third time, father of the nation." Pax, draped, seated left, holding branch in extended right hand and winged caduceus in left

One of the 12 Caesars Aurei

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Aureus

MATERIAL: Gold

DATE: 69 - 79 AD (This coin was minted at Rome in 71 AD)

SIZE: 18.40mm dia

WEIGHT: 7.01 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC I 39; BMCRE 60; Cohen 565; Calicó 688

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Reims, France.