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AR Denarius, 2.86g
Rome mint, 79 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: TR POT X COS VIIII; Victory stg. l., placing shield on trophy; below, captive std. l.
RIC 1069 (R). BMC 248. RSC 553. BNC 216.

A rare left facing obverse portrait of this Victory, captive and trophy type from 79 AD, minted in the last months of Vespasian's reign. The type was later used by Titus for the Divvs Vespasian denarii minted in either 79 or 80.

The coin is worn and a bit corroded but better in hand than the picture suggests.
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Album name:David Atherton / Imperial Coinage of Vespasian
File Size:81 KB
Date added:Jul 23, 2012
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Mat  [Jul 23, 2012 at 12:50 PM]
Nice one david!
SPQR Coins  [Jul 23, 2012 at 02:28 PM]
Very nice!
Steve E  [Jul 23, 2012 at 02:33 PM]
Nice addition! Still a stong portrait of fine style!
kc  [Jul 23, 2012 at 02:35 PM]
Interesting reverse type!
quadrans  [Jul 24, 2012 at 01:28 AM]
nice one ...