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414, Lot: 528. Estimate $100.
Sold for $95. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Vespasian. AD 69-79. Æ As (25mm, 8.60 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 71. Laureate head right / Aequitas standing left, holding scales and measuring rod. RIC II 287. VF, rough green surfaces.


The basic attributes of Aequitas are scales and the measuring rod, called a pertica. The Imperial propaganda of this reverse type conveys the message that financial issues are being handled fairly and responsibly.