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Vespasian, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D.
|Vespasian|, |Vespasian,| |1| |July| |69| |-| |24| |June| |79| |A.D.|, The curule chair was for senior magistrates including dictators, masters of the horse, consuls, praetors, censors, and the curule aediles. As a form of a throne, it might be given as an honor to foreign kings recognized formally as a friend (amicus) by the Roman people or senate. Designed for use by commanders in the field, the curule chair could be folded for easy transport. It had no back, low arms, curved legs forming an X, and was traditionally made of or veneered with ivory.
RS12235. Silver denarius, RIC II-1 685 (R); RSC II 386; BnF III 119; BMCRE II p. 27, *; SRCV I -, gVF, Rome mint, weight 3.515g, maximum diameter 18.9mm, die axis 180o, 74 A.D.; obverse IMP CAESAR VESP AVG, laureate head right; reverse PONTIF MAXIM (high priest), Vespasian seated right on curule chair, feet on footstool, long scepter vertical behind in right hand, olive branch in left hand; only two specimens in Reka Devnia hoard; rare; SOLD