Hand struck over 1,900 years ago, this attractive bronze coin honors the builder of the world-renowned Colosseum! Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater after Emperor Vespasian, the arena earned its famous nickname for the enormous statue of Nero (called "Colossus") that stood near the building. Although the building was best known for the gladiatorial games it hosted, its base was even flooded to hold mock naval battles.
When the stadium was first built, its monumental size would hold up to 50,000 spectators. Plus, it was topped by a marvel of its time - an enormous retractable roof that could be unfurled like the sail of a ship. The unique bronze coins offered here were struck during Vespasian's reign, at the time of the Colosseum's construction. Don't miss your opportunity to own an attractive coin of Vespasian.
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- Material: Bronze
- Product Type: Single Products
- Rulers: Vespasian (A.D. 69 - 79)