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Vespasian RIC-800
AR Quinarius, 1.34g
Rome mint, 75(?) AD
RIC 800 (C). BMC 285. RSC 594.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST; Victory std. l., with wreath and palm
Acquired from CGB, May 2016.

Quniarii struck during the Flavian era are exceedingly rare compared to the denarii. Vespasian's largest issue of quinarii are undated and most likely date to 75. The quinarii struck before 75 have AVGVSTI in the reverse legend, while those struck after 75 use the shorter AVGVST. This undated issue employs both forms, therefore it fits neatly to 75. Vespasian employed two traditional Victory types (advancing and seated) for the reverses. Striking this denomination was quite in keeping with the antiquarian flavour of the Rome mint during the reign.

Deeply toned with a decent portrait.
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Album name:David Atherton / Imperial Coinage of Vespasian
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Date added:May 26, 2016
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Pharsalos  [May 26, 2016 at 04:19 AM]
Beautiful tone, charming little coin.
FlaviusDomitianus  [May 26, 2016 at 06:56 AM]
I like the toning, nice catch.
Nemonater  [May 26, 2016 at 08:43 AM]
Great portrait, toning.
quadrans  [May 26, 2016 at 05:31 PM]
Great coin .!
Jay GT4  [May 27, 2016 at 12:00 AM]
ancientdave  [Jun 04, 2016 at 10:40 PM]
Fantastic example! These are tough to find!