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Vespasian RIC-730
∆ As, 10.91g
Rome mint, 74 AD
RIC 730 (C). BMC 703.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESP AVG COS V CENS; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: S C in field; Spes stg. l., with flower
Acquired from Roman Coin Shop, September 2018. Ex KŁnker eLive Auction 40, 18 May 2016, lot 7566.

Spes is a common reverse type struck repeatedly throughout the Flavian era, she is mostly associated with Domitian in both silver and bronze. Here Spes represents Vespasian's hope for a happy dynastic future. The depiction of Spes raising skirt and holding a flower likely copies a familiar cult statue of the goddess.

Bold portrait in good metal. A very attractive coin in hand.
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Jay GT4  [Oct 02, 2018 at 04:12 AM]
Lovely
FlaviusDomitianus  [Oct 02, 2018 at 10:26 AM]
Nice, I have one from different dies.
Mat  [Oct 02, 2018 at 03:39 PM]
Great portrait
Randygeki(h2)  [Oct 03, 2018 at 04:52 AM]
Very nice!