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Vespasian RIC-546
AR Denarius, 3.50g
Rome mint, 73 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM; Vespasian, togate, seated r., feet on stool, holding vertical sceptre in r. hand and branch in l.
RIC 546 (C3). BMC 98. RSC 387. BNC 86.
Acquired from Pars Coins, March 2004.

A reverse that echoes the 'Tibute penny' of Tiberius. Vespasian as 'peace bringer'.

One of my favorite reverse types, here in excellent condition. The detail on the toga is magnificent.
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C. Caesar Germ.  [Aug 02, 2006 at 12:45 PM]
The detail on the reverse is extraordinary.
KenM  [Oct 17, 2006 at 10:26 PM]
I agree..the reverse is fantastic!
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