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Vespasian RIC-702
AR Denarius, 3.39g
Rome Mint, 74 AD
RIC 702 (C). BMC 136. RSC 364.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PON MAX TR P COS V; Vespasian, togate, seated r. on curule chair, feet on stool, holding vertical sceptre in r. hand and branch extended in l.
Acquired from Barry P. Murphy, March 2004.

A coin that represents the Emperor as peace-bringer.

This reverse type brings to mind Tiberius' famous "tribute penny". The figure here is male, not female however.
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