Vespasian hailed from an equestrian family with political ties. As a military commander, he had immense success during the First Jewish-Roman War and in Britain. He was responsible for several important architectural projects, most notably the beginning of construction on the Roman Colosseum (also called the Flavian Amphitheater), as Vespasian had a love for gladiatorial games.

Coins struck during his reign served as propaganda throughout the Empire, depicting images of military victory and peace. He died of intestinal illness after a long and successful career as Emperor. In the process of restoring prosperity to the Empire, Vespasian struck a great many coins in gold, silver and copper. We are fortunate that excellent examples can be acquired at relatively modest prices.