Vespasian 69-79AD Silver Denarius good Very Fine

Vespasian 69-79AD Silver Denarius good Very Fine

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  • A genuine Ancient Roman coin of the Emperor Vespasian (69-79AD).
  • The last man to rule in 69AD, the Year of the Four Emperors, Vespasian was the tenth of Suetonius’ famous ‘Twelve Caesars’.
  • Stunning example of his coinage, graced with a magnificent portrait.
  • Graded good Very Fine, and very scarce in such superb quality.

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This near 2,000-year-old Roman Silver Denarius is most notable for the stunning portrait of Vespasian (69-79AD) – the last to rule in the Year of the Four Emperors and the tenth of the famous ‘Twelve Caesars’.

Serving under a succession of emperors – Caligula, Claudius and Nero – Vespasian rose to prominence due to his military achievements. Playing a key role during the invasion of Britain in 43AD, Vespasian secured evermore important political positions, ultimately becoming the governor of Roman Africa. In 66AD, he was selected to quash the Jewish rebellion in Judaea, and he was still in the Holy Land when word arrived in 68AD of Nero’s overthrow and suicide. Vespasian knew that this was his moment. Whilst his son, Titus, completed the subjugation of the Jews, Vespasian gathered his forces and headed for Rome.

Nero’s demise had left the empire in chaos, and three men claimed the throne in quick succession – Galba, Otho and Vitellius. It was Vitellius who suffered defeat at the hands of Vespasian, who then became the last to rule in what is known as the Year of the Four Emperors. Reigning for ten years, Vespasian stabilised the empire both economically and politically before his death due to natural causes in 79AD.

This is your opportunity to own a high-grade silver denarius struck during the reign of this famous 1st century AD Roman ruler – but immediate action is a must! Click add to cart now!

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Country of IssueItaly
Year of Issue69-79 A.D.
GradeGood Very Fine
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