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Vespasian RIC-322
∆ As, 10.55g
Rome mint, 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: S C in field; Eagle stg. facing on globe, wings open, head r.
RIC 322 (R). BMC 612. BNC 589.
Ex eBay, 20 November 2018. Ex Heritage.

The eagle on globe type was sparingly struck at Rome on the As issues. Introduced during the great bronze mintage of 71, the type harkens back to a similar reverse struck for Divus Augustus under Tiberius and symbolises Vespasian as Augustus' worthy successor. The type was struck much more frequently at Lugdunum.

Strong Roman portrait with a lovely olive green patina.
File information
Album name:David Atherton / Imperial Coinage of Vespasian
File Size:179 KB
Date added:Dec 18, 2018
Dimensions:800 x 393 pixels
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FlaviusDomitianus  [Dec 18, 2018 at 11:27 AM]
Nice addition.
*Alex  [Dec 18, 2018 at 11:41 AM]
Great eagle. I like that type.
Jay GT4  [Dec 18, 2018 at 12:22 PM]
Eagles wings are rendered really nicely
Mat  [Dec 18, 2018 at 04:26 PM]
Great addition
quadrans  [Dec 20, 2018 at 08:10 PM]
Nice piece..