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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
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.