as cost about as much as one meal at a decent restaurant. It's also a very rare variant missing from most of the major collections. IMHO, an eBay bargain. Vespasian Æ As, 9.94g Rome mint, 72-73 AD Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r. Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVSTI; S C in field; Aequitas stg. l., with scales and rod RIC 398 (R2). BMC -. BNC -. Acquired from eBay, November 2020. Aequitas on Vespasian's coinage proclaims that the honest administration of public finances and lapsed standards would be restored. Aequitas holding her scales and measuring rod was probably based on a cult image of the deity. She first shows up as an imperial virtue on the coinage under Galba, a virtue that Vespasian was eager to emulate. Rare COS IIII variant of the Aequitas type from 72-73 AD. Missing from both the BM and Paris collections. RIC cites one specimen in the Budapest collection. Post your bargain rarities!