Sestertius - Vespasian AVGVSTI VICTORIA S C; Victory

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Vespasian (69-79)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 71
Value Sestertius = 1⁄4 Denarius (¼)
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Weight 14.9 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 249115
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC II.1# 219,
Ian Carradice, Theodore Vern Buttrey; 2007. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 2.1. Vespasian – Domitian (AD 69–96). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.2_1(2).ves.219
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Vespasian, laureate, right.

Lettering: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III

Translation:
Imperator Caesar Vespasianus Augustus Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestate, Pater Patriae, Consul Tertium.
Supreme commander (Imperator) Caesar Vespasian, emperor (Augustus), high priest, holder of tribunician power, father of the nation, consul for the third time.

Reverse

Victory standing right, resting left foot on helmet, inscribing OB CIVES SERV on shield attached to palm-tree.

Lettering: AVGVSTI VICTORIA S C

Translation:
Augusti Victoria, Senatus Consultum.
Victory of the emperor (Augustus). Decree of the senate.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Mass varies: 3.28–26.5 g;
Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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