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353, Lot: 449. Estimate $100.
Sold for $140. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Vespasian. AD 69-79. Æ As (27mm, 11.63 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 76. Laureate head right / Aequitas standing left, holding scales and pertica. RIC II 890. Near VF, green patina, areas of minor porosity.

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