Reproduction Denarius of Vespasian - Caduceus
Obverse: Laureate bust of Vespasian right. Text around T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN.
Reverse: Winged staff with two snakes on top forming a figure of eight called a caduceus. Text around PONTIF TRP COS III.
History: The caduceus was attributed to the Roman God Mercury. Prudence is generally supposed to be represented by these two serpents, and the wings are the symbols of diligence, both needful qualities in the pursuit of trade and commerce, which Mercury patronised.
Date: Rome mint. Struck Circa 73 AD