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Vespasian RIC-514
AR Denarius, 3.32g
Rome mint, 73 AD
RIC 514 (C). BMC 101. RSC 516.
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: S P Q R in oak wreath
Acquired from Sergey Nechayev, September 2010.

The reverse depicts an oak wreath that was bestowed upon Vespasian by the 'senate and the people of Rome'. The occasion for such an offering is not known, although the BMCRE speculates (p. xxxvi) it could have been the 'Vota quinquennalia' which was paid the same year.

Good metal with an above average portrait.

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Randygeki(h2)  [Oct 07, 2010 at 02:24 AM]
Nice one! great portrait