Vespasian Sesterz - replica solid brass
Beautiful and noble coin replica of the Roman Emperor Vespasian. Authentic evidence of an artistic minting technique in the course of ancient Roman coinage history. An absolute must for active members of Living History groups or simply fans and collectors of Roman coin units!
Coins with Imperial Portraits - Means of Payment and Politics
When the very first coins were used as means of payment cannot be proved exactly. Starting with simple primitive money, the first bulky coins came into circulation around the 6th century BC. Around 200 BC different coins, such as denar and sesterz, were used for payment transactions. Although the Roman Senate was responsible for the circulation of the coins, the Roman emperors naturally claimed the right for themselves. They had their portraits, together with their titles, stamped on the obverse of the coins. Thus the coin holders were increasingly used as a political influence.
The particularly high-quality and precisely crafted replica of Vespasian coins gives an impression of the artistic minting technique of ancient Roman coins. Solidly worked and shiny in its appearance, this beautiful replica conveys a particularly valuable feeling in the hand.
- Each piece is unique
- Front right: Profile of Emperor Vespasian with Corona
- Script. imp caes vespas avg pmtrppp gosi..: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG PMTRPPP GOSI...
- Back left ROMA: ROMA, centre: person, SC
- Country of manufacture: Germany
- Material: brass casting
Vespasian - Emperor of Economy
This name probably comes from his coined saying: Pecunia net olet - money does not stink. The words go back to a decree of the emperor, who created a so-called latrine tax and was criticized by his son Titus for it. Vespasian needed a lot of money for the land taken over and impoverished by Nero. Under him a new dynasty, the Flavier, was founded. Far from personal, excessive imperial cult, he gave peace and prosperity to the empire for many years.
The Sesterz - an important currency of antiquity
For the first time in 211, minted together with Denar and Quinar, this coin was used as the main means of payment. Thus this authentic replica of a Vespasian sestertius presents itself as an impressive testimony and historical document in one.
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