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Vespasian RIC-777
AR Denarius, 3.50g
Rome mint, 75 AD
RIC 777 (C2). BMC 166. RSC 368.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PON MA-X TR P COS VI; Victory, draped, standing l. on prow, holding wreath extended in r. hand and palm upright in l.
Acquired from York Coins, November 2004.

The Victory on prow is a reference to a naval victory, perhaps the naval battle on the Sea of Galilee in 67 during the Jewish War.

A reverse type that is a bit scarce.
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