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AR Denarius, 3.06g
Lyon mint, 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG TR P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: TITVS ET DOMITIAN CAESARES PRIN IVEN; Titus and Domitian std. l., on curule chairs, with branches
RIC 1124 (R). BMC 393. RSC 544. BNC -.
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

This dynastic reverse type was minted both in Rome and Lyon*. Both are rare, with perhaps the the Lyon type being the rarest of the two.

Much better in hand than the photo suggests. It should tone up nicely with time.

* The type has also been attributed to uncertain western mints (See my RIC 1363 var.).
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Sosius  [Apr 22, 2013 at 06:49 PM]
Interesting. Never seen one of these before.
Jay GT4  [Apr 22, 2013 at 06:52 PM]
I've never seen one I could afford before!
David Atherton  [Apr 23, 2013 at 12:03 AM]
Jay, this one was very affordable.