VESPASIAN

Reigned A.D. 69 - A.D. 79

TITVS FLAVIVS VESPASIANVS, born in 9 AD to Vespasia Polla and Flavius Sabinus, entered public service and was serving as Governor of Judaea in 68 when Nero committed suicide. The eastern legions resented the quick succession of Nero, Galba, Otho, and Vitellius, since the Rhine legions had caused it all. In July of 69 the eastern legions proclaimed Vespasian, and the legions of Illyricum followed. Vitellius was killed on December 20, 69 and Vespasian reigned mildly for the next ten years. He died of illness on June 23, 79, was succeeded by his older son Titus, and was deified by the Senate.(Excerpt from MONETA, from www.numus.com)

RIC 2


AR Denarius (17.5mm 3.27g) Struck A.D. 70 Rome

Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head right

Rev: COS ITER TR POT Pax seated left holding olive branch and caduceus

RIC II 10 Sear 2285

   

AR Denarius (18mm 3.55g) Struck A.D. 70-72

Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG PM Laureate head right

Rev: TRI POT Vesta seated left holding simpulum

 

RIC II 37

   
RIC 90 AR Denarius (18.6mm 2.64g) Struck A.D. 75

Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head right

Rev: PON MAX TR P COS VI Pax seated left, holding olive branch

 

RIC II 90 Sears 2301 RIC II (2nd Edition) 772

   



AR Denarius (18mm 3.31g) Struck 72-73ad Rome

Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII Larueate bust right

Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTI Victory walking right with palm, crowning a legionary standard

RIC II 362

   
RIC 55


AR Denarius (18mm, 3.2g) Struck A.D. 73 Rome

Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII CEN Laureate head right

Rev: FIDES PVBL Clasped hands holding winged caduceus between corn ears and poppies

RIC II 55, Sear 2291

   
RIC 90

AR Denarius (17mm, 3.26g) Struck A.D. 74 Rome

Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head right

Rev: PON MAX T R P COS VI Pax seated left holding branch

RIC II 90 Sear 2301

   



AR Denarius(18mm 2.86g) Struck ?

Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head right

Rev:PON MAX TR P COS ? Vespasian seated right, holding branch and scepter

RIC hmmm... not sure!?

   
RIC 108


AR Denarius(18mm 3.21g) Struck A.D. 77-78 Rome

Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head right

Rev:COS VIII Prow right, large start above. Old ink collectors mark in exergue (123)

RIC II 108, Sear 2290

   
RIC 109

 

AR Denarius (19mm 3.22g) Struck A.D. 78-9 Rome

Obv: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head right

Rev: IMP XIX Sow left with three piglets

RIC II 109 Sear 2292

   




AR Denarius (18mm 3.02g) Struck A.D. 77-78 Rome

Obv: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate bust right

Rev: IMP XIX Modius with ears of corn (grain)

RIC II 110

   

AR Denarius (18mm, 3.26g) Struck A.D. 79 Rome

Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head right

Rev: TP POT X COS VIIII Capricorn left over globe. (One of the four final denarius and aureus types of Vespasian's reign)

RIC II 118

   
Fourree


Fouree Denarius (18mm 2.36g)

Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head right

Rev: COS VII Eagle standing on cippus, head right

Cf. RIC II 845

   
RIC482

Copper AS (28.91mm, 9.38 g) Struck 72 A.D.

Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III Laureate head right

Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVSTI S-C Aequitas standing left, holding scales and sceptre

RIC II(1) 482, RIC II(2) 287 Sear 2356

   

Copper AS (28mm 11.32g) Struck 76 A.D.

Obv: IMP CAESAR VESP AVG COS VII Laureate bust right

Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVST S C Aequitas standing left, holding rod and scale.

RIC II 580a

   
RIC 63


AR Denarius (19mm, 3.09g) Struck A.D. 80 Rome

Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS Laureate head right

Rev: S C on circular sheild supported by two capricorns, back to back, globe below

RIC II 63 (Titus) Sear 2569

 

Provincial Coins  
RPC 1947

AR Tetradrachm (24mm 15.05g) Struck A.D 69-70 Antioch, Syria

Obv:legLaureate head right

Rev:legEagle standing left on club, palm to left

RPC 1947

   
Emmett 217

AE Diobol (24.5mm, 11.02g) A.D. 72-73

Obv: leg Laureate head right

Rev: Bust of Isis right LE in right field

Emmett 217

   

 

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