Denarius of Vespasian - Coin Replica
The denarius is the small Roman silver coin, first minted about 211 BC during the Second Punic War. It became the most common coin produced for circulation but was slowly debased in weight and silver content until its replacement by the double denarius, called the antoninianus, early in the 3rd century AD. The word denarius is derived from the Latin d?n? "containing ten", as its value was 10 asses. It is the origin of several modern words such as the currency name dinar and the Italian common noun for money: denaro.
The replica Denarius coin shows the laureate head of Vespasian on the obverse and an eagle with wings half open on the reverse.
Vespasian was Roman Emperor from AD 69 to AD 79. He founded the Flavian dynasty that ruled the Empire for twenty seven years. Vespasian was from an equestrian family that rose into the senatorial rank under the Julio–Claudian emperors. Although he fulfilled the standard succession of public offices, and held the consulship in AD 51, Vespasian's renown came from his military success: he was legate of Legio II Augusta during the Roman invasion of Britain in 43 and subjugated Judaea during the Jewish rebellion of 66.
This is a replica of an ancient Roman coin of the emperor Vespasian.
- Diameter: approx. 20mm
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