#22) Provincial Silver Denarius of Vespasian (A.D. 69-79).
Macedonia, Philippi, A.D. 69-70.
RIC 317 (Rare).
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG.
Rev: PACI ORB TERRA - Turreted bust.
Φ behind bust.
18 mm, 2.8 g.
$150

Vespasian

Vespasian became emperor when his troops overcame those of the incompetent Vitellius. By most accounts he was a fair and just ruler, prone to mercy, and often of the verge of bankruptcy, as was much of the Empire after the ravages of the civil war. 

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