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Vespasian RIC-776
AR Denarius, 3.27g
Rome Mint, 75 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PON MAX TR P COS VI; Victory, draped, holding wreath extended in r. hand and palm upright in l., standing l. on 'cista mystica', on either side of which is a snake, coiling up on it's tail, facing inwardly
RIC 776 (R). BMC 169. RSC 369. BNC 144.
Ex Harlan J. Berk 145, 14 September 2005, lot 232.

A reverse type that may have been minted for distribution in the Eastern provinces to compensate for the recent closings of the Imperial mints in that region.
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Date added:Aug 10, 2005
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Lucas H  [Nov 20, 2012 at 03:38 PM]
strange portrait. The eye. . .