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Vespasian RIC-681
AR Denarius, 2.87g
Rome Mint, 74 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESP AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: COS V across field; Laurel trees, two, upright
RIC 681 (R). BMC 133. RSC 110. BNC 108.
Acquired from Beast Coins, July 2005.

A direct copy of a reverse of Augustus. The two laurel-branches symbolise the laurel trees planted outside augustus' door.

A fairly rare reverse type, marred slightly by the porosity due either to the state of preservation or harsh cleaning; otherwise a fine denarius.
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Filename:vespasian laurel-trees.JPG
Album name:Vespasian70 / Imperial Coinage of Vespasian
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Date added:Aug 02, 2005
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ancientdave  [Feb 10, 2009 at 04:37 PM]
fine portrait!