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Vespasian RIC-897
∆ As, 9.85g
Rome mint, 76 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESP AVG COS VII; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST; S C in field; Victory stg. r. on prow, with wreath and palm
RIC 897 (R). BMC p. 169 note. BNC -.
Ex eBay, 30 October 2018.

This As is part of a small bronze issue struck during the middle part of the Vespasian's reign and features the perennial favourite reverse of Victory on prow, a type more commonly found on the As issues at Rome. Unlike the VICTORIA NAVALIS type which likely celebrated a minor naval victory from the Jewish War, this Victory can be viewed in more generic terms. A similar type was also struck in silver on the denarii the previous year.

Strong middle-period portrait with pleasing dark chocolate patina.
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Jay GT4  [Nov 13, 2018 at 11:23 AM]
Nice depiction of Victory
Mat  [Nov 13, 2018 at 01:42 PM]
Very nice bronze
Vincent  [Nov 13, 2018 at 02:07 PM]
Love the Victory depiction...so cool
FlaviusDomitianus  [Nov 13, 2018 at 04:19 PM]
Nice addition, congrats!
okidoki  [Nov 16, 2018 at 06:31 PM]
very nice