Vespasian Emperor of the Roman Empire from 69 to 79.
Vespasian was Roman emperor from AD 69 to AD 79.

Vespasian was an accomplished general, and subjugated Judea during the Jewish rebellion of 66. While Vespasian was besieging Jerusalem, emperor Nero committed suicide and plunged Rome into a year of civil war. After Galba and Otho perished in quick succession, Vitellius became the third emperor in April 69. The Roman legions of Roman Egypt and Judaea reacted by declaring Vespasian, their commander, emperor on 1 July 69. Vitellius was defeated, and Vespasian was declared Emperor by the Senate.

Little information survives about the government during Vespasian's ten-year rule. After his death he was succeeded by his eldest son Titus, thus becoming the first Roman Emperor to be directly succeeded by his own natural son.
Vespasian
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An BL Tetradrachm struck 69-70 AD in Alexandria
Obverse: laureate head right; AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY / L B

Reverse: Eirene standing left, holding flower and caduceus; EI_PH_NH

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 13.1 g
29 Aug 69 - 28 Aug 70 AD
RPC II 2411, Milne 388, Curtis 252, Geissen 274, BMC Alexandria 232, Dattari 357, SRCV I -
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 69-70 AD in Antioch
Obverse: laureate head right; AYTOKPATΩP KAIC_AP CEBACTOC OYECΠACIANOC

Reverse: eagle standing left, wreath in beak, palm left, club below; ETOYC__NEOY IEPOY B

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
ex Roma Numismatics
Prieur 135 Nineth Group
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An AR Didrachm struck 77-78 AD in Caesarea (Cappadocia)
Obverse: diademed head right; AYTOKPA KAICAP OYECΠACIANOC CEBACTOC

Reverse: Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm; NIKH__CEBACTH

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 6.9 g
No notes for this coin
RPC II 1647, Sydenham 89
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An AE Diobol struck 72-73 AD in Alexandria
Obverse: laureate head right; AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY

Reverse: Falcon standing right; L E

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.1 g
29 Aug 72 - 28 Aug 73 AD
Geißen: 295, Dattari: 415
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An AE Dupondius struck 77-78 A.D. in Rome
Obverse: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P, laureate bust right

Reverse: FORTVNAE REDVCI, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae, S-C across fields

Diameter: 26 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 10 g
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RIC 1215
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An AE As struck 76 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESP AVG COS VII, Head of Vespasian facing right, wearing laurel wreath

Reverse: AEQVITAS AVGVST, Aequitas standing facing, head left, holding scales and scepter; SC in fields

Diameter: 27 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 9.16 g
No notes for this coin
RIC II Part I (Second Edition) Vespasian 890
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An AR Denarius struck 74 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG

Reverse: PO[..] TRP COS V, Winged Caduceus

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 2.5 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 75
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An AR Denarius struck 77-78 AD in Rome
Obverse: Laureate head left.

Reverse: COS VIII, Mars standing left, holding spear & trophy.

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 938
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An AE Sestertius struck 71 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM TR PPP COS III, laureate head right

Reverse: S-C, Mars walking right, carrying spear and trophy.

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
RIC II 199; BMC 777; Paris 539.
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An AR Denarius struck A.D. 77-78 in Rome
Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head right

Reverse: Rev:COS VIII Prow right, large start above. Old ink collectors mark in exergue (123)

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 3.19 g
No notes for this coin
RIC II 108, Sear 2290
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An Fourree Denarius struck 69-70 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP.CAESAR.VESPASIANVS AVG, Head of Vespasian facing right, wearing laurel wreath

Reverse: TITVS ET DOMITIAN CAES PRIN IV, Titus and Domitian, seated facing left side by side on curule chairs, each holding branch extended in right hand, left hands at side

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 2.27 g
No notes for this coin
RIC II (Part 1) Second Edition Vespasian 6
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An AR Denarius struck AD 77 - AD 78 in Rome
Obverse: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS

Reverse: COS V

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 2.6 g
No notes for this coin
RSC 51, BMC 240
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An AR Denarius struck 69-70 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG

Reverse: Pax holding branch and caduceus; COS ITER__TR POT

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.05 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 27 (C), BMC 21, RSC 94g
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An AE Sestertius struck 71 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III

Reverse: Roma standing left, holding spear and Victory; ROMA / S__C

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 27.35 g
No notes for this coin
RIC II 190, BMCRE II 560, Cohen 419
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An AE As struck 71 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III

Reverse: Aequitas holding scales and scepter AEQVITAS__AVGVSTI / S__C

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 10.43 g
No notes for this coin
RIC II 482, Cohen 13
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An AR Denarius struck 72 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII

Reverse: Victory advancing right with palm, placing wreath on a standard; VICTORIA__AVGVSTI

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.02 g
No notes for this coin
RIC II, part 1, 362; RSC II 618; BMCRE II 74; BnF III 60; Hendin 771; SRCV I 2317
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An AR Denarius struck 80-81 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS

Reverse: Shield inscribed S C held by two capricornii, globe below

Diameter: 17.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.18 g
struck by Titus
RIC II, part 1, Titus 357; RSC II 497; BMCRE II 129; BnF III 101; SRCV I 2569
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An AE Dupondius struck 76 AD in Rome
Obverse: Radiate head right; IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS VII / S__C

Reverse: Felicitas holding caduceus and cornucopiae; FELICITAS__PVBLICA

Diameter: 27 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 13.76 g
No notes for this coin
RIC II 887; Cohen 488
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An AE Dupondius struck 71 AD in Rome
Obverse: Radiate head right; IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III

Reverse: Roma left seated on cuirass, holding wreath and parazonium shield and helmet to the right; ROMA / S C

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 13 g
No notes for this coin
RIC II, part 1, 277
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An AE Dupondius struck AD 74 in Rome
Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG, laureate head right

Reverse: PON MAX TR POT P P COS V CENS, winged caduceus between crossed cornucopiae

Diameter: 28 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 14.2 g
Struck in Rome for use in Syria
RIC² 756; RPC 1982
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An AR Denarius struck 77/78 AD in Rome
Obverse: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG / laureate head right

Reverse: CE-RES AVGVST / Ceres standing left, holding grain ears

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.09 g
Ceres' known mythology is indistinguishable from Demeter's. Her virgin daughter Proserpina (Persephone) was abducted by Hades to be his wife in the underworld. Ceres searched for her endlessly lighting her way through the earth with torches. While Ceres (Demeter) searched, she was preoccupied with her loss and her grief. The seasons halted; living things ceased their growth, then began to die. Some say that in her anger she laid a curse on the world that caused plants to wither and die, and the land to become desolate. Faced with the extinction of all life on earth, Zeus sent his messenger Hermes to the underworld to bring Proserpina back. However, because had eaten while in the underworld, Hades had a claim on her. Therefore, it was decreed that she would spend four months each year in the underworld. During these months Ceres grieves for her daughter's absence, withdrawing her gifts from the world, creating winter. Proserpina's return brings the spring.
SRCV 2283, RIC 132, RSC 54, BMCRE 300
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An AR Denarius struck 72-73 AD in Rome
Obverse: Laureate head right

Reverse: Victory advancing right, holding palm frond and placing wreath on signum to right

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
“Judaea Capta” commemorative
RIC II 362; cf. Hendin 1485; RSC 618
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An AR Denarius struck 70-71 AD in Rome
Obverse: laureate head right; IMP CAES VESP AVG P M

Reverse: Vesta seated left, holding simpulum; TRI__POT

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.69 g
No notes for this coin
RIC II, part 1, 46; RSC II 561; BMCRE II 57; BnF III 39; SRCV I 2312
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An AR Denarius struck AD 74 in Rome
Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right

Reverse: PON MAX TR P COS V, winged caduceus

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 3.04 g
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RIC² 703; BMC 138; RSC 362; Sear 2299
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 69-70 AD in Antioch
Obverse: Laureate head of Vespasian on eagle left; AVTOKPAT KAIΣA OVEΣΠAΣIANOV

Reverse: Laureate head of Titus right; T ΦΛAVI OVEΣΠ KAIΣ·ETOVΣ NEOV IEPOV / *__B

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 14.3 g
Forum Ancient Coins note: "Struck to pay Titus' legions during and after the First Jewish Revolt. RPC notes c. 320 different dies indicate 6,500,000 Syrian tetradrachms might have been minted. This was the quantity Titus would have needed to pay his four legions. Hoard evidence finds many of these types in Judaea confirming they were used to pay the legions."
McAlee 332; Prieur 110; RPC 1943
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An AR Didrachm struck 76-77 AD in Caesarea (Cappadocia)
Obverse: laureate head of Vespasian right; AYTOKPA KAICAP OYECΠACIANOC CEBACTOC

Reverse: laureate head of Titus right; ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΟΥEϹΠΑϹΙΑΝΟϹ ϹEΒΑϹΤΟΥ ΥΙΟϹ

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.1 g
No notes for this coin
RPC II, 1650; S 102, Metcalf Conspectus 4, Ganschow 66b