Vespasian Æ As, 10.19g Lyon mint, 77-78 AD Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r. Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVSTI; S C in field; Aequitas stg. l., with scales and rod RIC 1228 (C3). BMC 842. BNC 839. Ex eBay, February 2020. Vespasian inherited a financial mess upon his accession in 69. His top priority was putting the state on a sound financial footing. Symbolic of that righting of the empire was the common reverse type of Aequitas. 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. This As from late in the reign was struck at Lugdunum (modern Lyon) in a fairly substantial issue, likely produced to rectify a bronze coinage shortage in the Western provinces. Feel free to post your coins that feature a reverse suited to the person on the obverse.