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Vespasian RIC-777
AR Denarius, 3.50g
Rome mint, 75 AD
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.
RIC 777 (C2). BMC 166. RSC 368. BNC 142.
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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