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Vespasian RIC-513
AR Denarius, 3.19g
Rome Mint, 73 AD
RIC 513 (C2). BMC 105. RSC 431.
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: SALVS AVG; Salus, draped, seated l., holding patera in extended r. hand. l. arm at side.

Mattingly in BMCRE II credits this reverse to the safety of the emperor, a possibility that a recent plot had been thwarted.

A new hoard coin in excellent condition and struck on a large flan.
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Album name:Vespasian70 / Imperial Coinage of Vespasian
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Date added:Mar 02, 2005
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Noah  [Jun 05, 2008 at 12:16 AM]
tremendous example
RomaVictor  [Jun 25, 2011 at 09:05 AM]
What a beautifull and impressive portrait!