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Vespasian-RIC-1058
AR Denarius, 3.21g
Rome mint, 79 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: TR - POT X COS VIIII; Capricorn l. : below, globe
RIC 1058 (C). BMC 251. RSC 554. BNC 219.
Ex Harlan J. Berk 138, 1 June 2004, lot 224.

Another of Vespasian's recoinages. This time a reverse of Augustus is copied.

A coin in a remarkable state of preservation. The globe under the capricorn is normally cross-hatched. I've never come across another one with curving latitudinal lines.
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Tiathena  [Feb 11, 2005 at 11:05 PM]
Awesome!
ancientcoins  [Sep 23, 2005 at 11:23 AM]
STUNNING!
anthivs  [Jan 14, 2010 at 10:43 AM]
Congratulations!
fordicus  [Jan 14, 2010 at 04:12 PM]
beautiful
randy h2  [Jan 15, 2010 at 02:48 AM]
lordmarcovan  [Oct 08, 2015 at 08:14 AM]
I've always loved this type. Used to have a much lower grade example which had pretty toning, but this one of yours... Wow!!! (Edit- no- actually my capricorn-and-globe was a Titus. But anyway...)
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