Obverse: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right
Reverse: COS ITER TR POT, Pax standing left, extending branch in right, winged caduceus in left
Roman emperor from AD 69-79
During the reign of Claudius, he was employed in a military capacity in Germany and in the Isle of Wight, and under Nero, he was made Proconsul of Africa; and when the Jewish war broke out in AD 66 he was sent by Nero to the east. He continued the Jewish war during the struggles between Gaba, Otho, and Vitellius, and towards the end of AD 69, on the death of Otho, was proclaimed emperor at Alexandria. In AD 71 his son Titus, who had left to prosecute the Jewish war, returned to Rome, taking with him the spoils from the temple at Jerusalem, and celebrated with his father a triumph. The temple of Janus was closed, and Vespasian rebuilt the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus, which had been burnt during the troubles under Vitellius.
Diameter: 19 mm
Material: Silver plated
Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.
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