This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of emperor Vespasian, minted at Rome in 74 AD
Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESP AVG CENS, "Supreme commander (Imperator) Caesar Vespasian, emperor (Augustus), censor" laureate head right.
Reverse: PONTIF MAXIM, "High priest" Vespasian seated right on curule chair, holding sceptre and branch
DATE: 69 - 79 AD (This coin was minted at Rome in 74 AD)
SIZE: 19mm dia
WEIGHT: 3.26 grams
ATTRIBUTION: Sear 2305, Cohen 387, RIC II, 546.
PROVENANCE: Private collection. Bristol, United Kingdom
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