VESPASIAN GOLD AUREUS – RARE ARCHITECTURAL REVERSE TYPE WITH THE TEMPLE OF VESTA – VF NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERIAL COIN OF THE TWELVE CAESARS (Inv. 12536)
ROMAN EMPIRE. VESPASIAN, AD 69-79.
Gold Aureus, 7.24 g., 20 mm., minted in Rome, AD 73.
Obv. IMP CAESAR VESP AVG CENS, laureate head of Vespasian right.
Rev. VESTA, round temple of Vesta with cult statue within, other statues flanking the structure.
RIC 549 (R); Cohen 578; Calicó 691 (S2).
Ex Golden Gate Collection.
NGC graded VF, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, a rare type with a exceptional architectural rendering of a structure that is still partially preserved today in the Roman Forum.