Aureus - Vespasian FORTVNA AVGVST; Fortuna

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Vespasian (69-79)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 71
Value Aureus = 25 Denarii
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Gold
Weight 7.1 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 250032
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC II.1# 1116,
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.1116
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

Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.

Lettering: FORTVNA AVGVST

Translation:
Fortuna Augusti.
Good fortune of the emperor.

Mint

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

Comments

Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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