Denarius - Vespasian COS ITER TR POT; Neptune

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Vespasian (69-79)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 70
Value Denarius (1)
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Silver
Weight 2.8 g
Diameter 18.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 250024
Numista (https://numista.com)
References RIC II.1# 1109,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham; 2007. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 2.1. Vespasian – Domitian (AD 69–96) (1926 revised edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.2_1(2).ves.1109
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Vespasian, laureate, right.

Lettering: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG TR P

Translation:
Imperator Caesar Vespasianus Augustus, Pontifex Maximum, Tribunicia Potestate.
Supreme commander (Imperator) Caesar Vespasian, emperor (Augustus), high priest, holder of tribunician power.

Reverse

Neptune standing left, resting foot on prow, holding dolphin.

Lettering: COS ITER TR POT

Translation:
Consul Iterum, Tribunicia Potestate.
Consul for the second time, holder of tribunician power.

Mint

Lugdunum, Gaul, modern-day Lyons, France (15 BC–AD 78; 196–197; 274-413)

Comments

Mass varies: 2.19–3.2 g;
Diameter varies: 18–18.5 mm;
Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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