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Vespasian RIC-937
AR Denarius, 3.50g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 937 (C2). BMC 200. RSC 125.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: COS VIII; Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak, fastened with belt(?)round waist, standing l., holding spear slanting upwards l. in r. hand and trophy on l. shoulder in l.
Acquired from Old Roman Coins, April 2003.

A 'Mars triumphant' type which again copies a famous reverse from the past, this time that of L. Valerius Flaccus circa 108 B.C.

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Album name:Vespasian70 / Imperial Coinage of Vespasian
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Date added:Mar 29, 2005
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IhsantheCursed  [Apr 01, 2008 at 08:35 AM]
eh. Its okay.
Noah  [Aug 15, 2009 at 04:57 PM]
I find it better than ok, it is a lovely coin with an enviable luster