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Vespasian RIC-357
AR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome Mint, 72-73 AD
RIC 357 (C2). BMC 65. RSC 74.
Obv: IMP CAES VESP A-VG P M COS IIII; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVGVSTI; Concordia, draped, seated l., holding patera extended in r. hand and cornucopiae in l.
Acquired from Neptune Numismatics, January 2006.

A fairly common coin for Vespasian issued early in his reign. The BMC states that this coin celebrates Vespasian sharing power with Titus.

This revese was also issued from the Antioch mint.
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Album name:Vespasian70 / Imperial Coinage of Vespasian
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Date added:Jan 19, 2006
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Pscipio  [Jan 19, 2006 at 11:30 AM]
Very nice portrait! You wouldn't want to mess with him, though...
Tiathena  [Jan 19, 2006 at 01:38 PM]
Very nice, the commonality notwithstanding. Love his expression, which seems such apropos reflection of his moment in history.