Vespasian 69-79 AD
Silver denarius, 17 mm, 3.23 gm.
Minted in Rome 69 -79 AD.
Vespasian was born in Falacrina, he rose to command during the invasion of Britain in 43 AD. After a period as a mule dealer, he was appointed by Nero to quell the Jewish Revolt, which he did. He was proclaimed emperor in Alexandria, defeated Vitellius at Cremona, and died in Reate.
C. 226. R.I.C. rev. ed. 2.