When the mascot got an A on his oral report about the Roman Emperor Vespasian, I wanted to get him a little something to recognize his awesome job. Completely by coincidence, I received an email that day from a local shop owner about some Roman coins that he was selling. Needless to say, I knew that I had to grab one for my little orator.
I don’t know what this particular coin was worth in 79 AD, but I paid only $3 for it. At roughly the same size as my thumbnail, it made the perfect subject for today’s challenge photo (micro/up-close).