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Vespasian RIC-522
AR Denarius, 3.42g
Rome mint, 73 AD
RIC 522 (C). BMC 87. RSC 432.
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII CEN; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: SALVS AVG; Salus std. l., with patera

Salus, the personification of health and welfare, is seen here overseeing the Emperor's health and safety.

Salus is seen twice on Vespasian's denarii. This example with the longer COS IIII obverse legend is the rarer of the two types.
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Album name:vespasian70 / Imperial Coinage of Vespasian
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File Size:60 KB
Date added:Aug 26, 2008
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Noah  [Aug 26, 2008 at 11:53 PM]
awesome portrait
Sam  [Mar 26, 2014 at 11:55 PM]
Extraordinary portrait.