Vespasian

69 - 79 A.D.

Vespasian was the son of a businessman and tax collector. By befriending people in high places, he gained a foothold in the Senate and eventually was appointed as Proconsul of Africa in 63 A.D. From there he became more of a VIP under Nero and was put in charge of suppressing certain revolts in Israel. During this period civil war broke out following the Nero's death and he took the opportunity to have himself named Emperor. He then took his troops towards Rome where he defeated Vitellius, the last of the pretenders to the throne and a former colleague and friend.

He spent the rest of his reign rebuilding the wreck that was left of Rome following the troubles of 69 and rebuilding the Roman economy. He also expanded the empire's borders within Britain and granted citizenship to the inhabitants of vast sections under Roman control.

Aureus

RIC 92, Cohen 370 Aureus Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG, laureate head right.
Rev: PONMAXTRPCOSVI, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm, on cista mystica between two serpents.


RIC 121a, Cohen 21 Aureus Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG, laureate head right.
Rev: AETERNITAS, Aeternitas standing left, holding the heads of Sol and Luna; to left, altar with flame.


AR Denarius

RIC 9d AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: COSITERTRPOT - Pax standing left, holding branch and caduceus.


RIC 10d AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: COSITERTRPOT - Pax seated right, holding branch and caduceus. Lot sold for $38 1/8/02.


RIC 15, Cohen 226 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG. Head, laureate, right.
Rev: IVDAEA. Jewess seated right on ground, mourning; behind her, trophy.


RIC 15d, Cohen 226 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head right
Rev: IVDAEA - A fallen Jewish citizen sits right, behind her is trophy with two shields at its base. Lot sold for $402 12/10/01.


RIC 30, Cohen 43 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESVESPAAVGPM - Laureate head right
Rev: AVGVRTRIPOT - Simpulum, aspergillum, jug and lituus.


RIC 36 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESVESPAVGPM; Laureate head right.
Rev: PON MAX across field, Vesta seated left, holding simpulum.


RIC 37, Cohen 561 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESVESPAAVGPM - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRI POT - Vesta seated left, holding a simpulum.


RIC 39, Cohen 566 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESVESPAAVGPM - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRIPOTIICOSIIIPP - Pax seated left, holding olive branch and caduceus.


RIC 39d, Cohen 566 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESVESPAVGPM - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRIPOT COSIIIPP - Pax seated left, holding branch and caduceus.


RIC 42, Cohen 45 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESVESPAVGPMCOSIIII - Laureate head right
Rev: AVGVR TRIPOT - Simpulum, aspergillum, jug and lituus.


RIC 46d, Cohen 274 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESVESPAVGPMCOSIIII - Laureate head right
Rev: NEPRED - Neptune standing left, right foot on globe, holding acrostolium and scepter.


RIC 48, Cohen 388 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESVESPAVGPMCOSIIII - Laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXIM - Vespasian seated right, holding branch and scepter.


RIC 49, Cohen 563 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESVESPAVGPMCOSIIII - Laureate head right
Rev: TRI POT - Vesta seated left, holding simpulum. Lot sold for $49 11/15/01.


RIC 50, Cohen 574 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESVESPAVGPMCOSIIII - Laureate head right
Rev: VES TA - Vesta standing left, holding simpulum and scepter. Lot sold for $55 11/16/01.


RIC 52 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESVESPAVGPMCOSIIII - Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGVSTI - Victory standing right, holding wreath over trophy-standard.


RIC 54d, Cohen 643 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESVESPAVGPMCOSIIII - Laureate head right.
Rev: No Legend - Vespasian riding in quadriga right, holding branch and scepter.


RIC 60d (Titus), Cohen 146 AR Denarius Obv: DIVVSAVGVSTVSVESPASIANVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: EX S C - Four horse drawn funerary hearse of Vespasian, left: in background, skyline of Rome. Lot sold for $56 12/6/01.


RIC 63d (Titus), Cohen 497 AR Denarius Obv: DIVVSAVGVSTVSVESPASIANVS - Laureate head right
Rev: S C - inscribed on a round shield supported by two front halves of a Capricorn attached to a globe.


RIC 65, Cohen 387 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESVESPAVGCENS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXIM - Vespasian seated right holding branch and scepter.


RIC 75, Cohen 362 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPCOSV PONMAX - Winged caduceus.


RIC 77, Cohen 364 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head right
Rev: PONMAXTRPCOSV - Vespasian seated right, holding scepter and branch.


RIC 84, Cohen 390 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIFMAXIM - Winged caduceus. Lot sold for $13 2/14/02.


RIC 90, Cohen 366 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: PONMAXTRPCOSVI - Pax seated left, holding branch. Lot sold for $44 12/17/01.


RIC 93, Cohen 368 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: PONMAXTRPCOSVI - Victory standing left on prow of ship, holding wreath and palm. Lot sold for $61 12/27/01.


RIC 96, Cohen 118 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head right
Rev: COSVII - Bull, right with left front leg out front. Lot sold for $82 11/16/01.


RIC 98a AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: COS VII - Eagle standing front with wings apart, tips down, on cippus and head turned right.


RIC 98b AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head left
Rev: COSVII - Eagle standing front with wings apart, tips down, on cippus and head turned right.


RIC 99a, Cohen 120 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head right
Rev: COSVII - Eagle standing front with wings apart, tips down, on cippus and head turned left.


RIC 103, Cohen 126 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head left.
Rev: COSVIII - Mars standing left, holding trophy and spear.


RIC 107, Cohen 133 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: COSVIII - Yoke of oxen standing left.


RIC 109 AR Denarius Obv: CAESARVESPASIANVSAVG, laureate head left.
Rev: No legend Exe: IMPXIX, sow walking left with three piglets.


RIC 110 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head left.
Rev: COS XIX - Modius with corn ears and poppies atop.


RIC 124b, Cohen 223 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head left.
Rev: IOVISCVSTOS - Jupiter standing left, sacrificing out of patera over altar and holding scepter.


RIC 131a, Cohen 29 AR Denarius Obv: CAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head right
Rev: ANNONAAVG - Annona seated left, holding bundle of corn-ears on lap in both hands. Lot sold for $42 11/14/01.


RIC 246d, Cohen 393 AR Denarius Obv: CAESARAVGFDOMITIANVSCOSVI - Laureate head right.
Rev: PRINCEPSIVVENTVTIS - Clasped hands, holding eagle on prow.


RIC 268, Cohen 630 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVG - Laureate head left.
Rev: VICTORIAIMPVESPASIANI - Victory standing left on a globe, holding a wreath and palm.


RIC 316, Cohen 280 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESVESPASAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: PACIAVGVSTAE - Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.


RIC 323, Cohen 278 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASAVGCOSIITRPPP - Laureate head right.
Rev: PACIAVGVSTAE - Victory advancing left, holding a wreath and palm.


RIC 326, Cohen 279 AR Denarius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASAVGCOSIIITRPPP - Laureate head right.
Rev: PACIAVGVSTAE - Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.


Unlisted AR Denarius Obv: TCAESARIMPVESPASIANVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIACOSVII - Providentia standing right with left elbow leaning on column, legs crossed and holding a transverse scepter and a helmet.


Sestertius

RIC 424, Cohen 232 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANAVGPMTRPPPCOSIII, laureate head right.
Rev: IVDAEACAPTA, S C in exergue, Jewess in attitude of mourning, seated right beneath palm tree; to left, captive Jew with hands tied behind back standing right; captured weapons behind.


RIC 425 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESVESPASIANAVGPMTRPPPCOSIII, laureate head right.
Rev: IVDAEACAPTA, S C across field, Jewess in attitude of mourning, seated right beneath palm tree; to left, captive Jew with hands tied behind back standing left, head right.


RIC 426, Cohen 238 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESVESPASIANAVGPMTRPPPCOSIII, laureate head right.
Rev: IVDAEACAPTA, S C in exergue, Jewess in attitude of mourning, seated left beneath palm tree; to right, captive Jew with hands tied behind back standing left; captured weapons behind.


RIC 435, Cohen 313 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESVESPASAVGPMTRPPPPCOS - Laureate head right
Rev: PAXAVGVST S C - Pax standing left, holding olive branch and cornucopia. Lot sold for $14 11/18/01.


RIC 437, Cohen 554 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESARVESPASIANAVGPMTRPPPCOSIII, laureate head right.
Rev: PAXAVGVSTI, S C across field, Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae.


RIC 468, Cohen 625 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESVESPASIANAVGPMTRPPPCOSIII, laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGVSTI, S C in exergue, Victory standing right, foot on helmet, inscribing OB/CIV/SER on shield which is hung on palm tree; Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated right at base of tree.


RIC 490, Cohen 247 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESVESPASIANAVGCOSIII, laureate head left.
Rev: IVDEACAPTA, S C in excess in attitude of mourning, seated right beneath palm tree; arms behind.


Dupondis

RIC 165a, Cohen 32 Dupondis Obv: CAESDIVIAVGVESPFDOMITIANCOSVII - Laureate head right
Rev: CERESAVGVST S C - Ceres standing left, holding corn ears and torch.


RIC 538, Cohen 73 Dupondis Obv: IMPCAESVESPASIANAVGPMTPCOSIIIICENS - Radiate head right
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGVSTI S C - Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopia. Lot sold for $12 11/17/01.


As

RIC 464, Cohen 14 As Obv: IMPCAESVESPASIANAVGPMTRPPPCOSIII - Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG S C - Victory standing right, left foot on helmet, writing OB CIV SER on shield hung on palm tree.


RIC 482, Cohen 14 As Obv: IMPCAESARVESPAVGCOSVCENS; laureate head left.
Rev: AEQVITASAVGVST S C; Aequitas standing left with scales.


RIC 489 As Obv: IMPCAESVESPASIANAVGCOSIII; Laureate head right.
Rev: IVDAEACAPTA S C, Jewess at base of palm tree, mourning; armor.


RIC 497 As Obv: IMPCAESVESPASIANAVGCOSIII
Rev: S C - Eagle, head right, perched atop globe with wings half open.


RIC 503 As Obv: IMPCAESVESPASIANAVGCOSIII; Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIANAVALIS S C; Victory standing right on prow.


RIC 560b, Cohen 453 As Obv: IMPCAESARVESPAVGCOSVCENS; Laureate head right.
Rev: S C - Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt. Lot sold for $15 12/17/01.


RIC 763 As Obv: IMPCAESVESPASIANAVGCOSVIIIPP. Laureate head right.
Rev: No legend Exe: PROVIDENT; S C on either side of rectangular altar, on which are palmettes and volutes, right and left of raised slab in center, door with four panels on front.