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Vespasian RIC-190
∆ Sestertius, 25.22g
Rome mint, 71 AD
RIC 190 (C3). BMC 560.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ROMA; S C in field; Roma stg. l., with Victory and spear
Ex Pegasi 39, 13 November 2018, lot 467. Ex Bonhams, 11 June 2018, group lot 3. Ex Superior 2-3 June 1998, The J. B. Parker Collection, lot 7023.

In 71 AD the Rome and Lugdunum mints struck a massive iconic issue of aes coinage for Vespasian, setting the tone for the bronze coinage for the remainder of the reign. One of the commonest sestertius types struck for the issue was Roma holding Victory. Roma is depicted in the guise of an Amazon warrior, a typical attribute for her on the coinage during the Flavian era.

Fantastic portrait in good style.
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Jay GT4  [Nov 27, 2018 at 11:35 AM]
Great style
quadrans  [Nov 29, 2018 at 06:54 AM]
Great piece ..I like it..
NORMAN K  [Nov 29, 2018 at 12:31 PM]
very nice! well centered and great strike
Nemonater  [Dec 01, 2018 at 01:31 PM]
Beautiful bronze!
okidoki  [Dec 03, 2018 at 04:26 PM]
great reverse