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Vespasian RIC-944
AR Denarius, 3.30g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 944 (C). BMC 209. RSC 134a.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: COS VIII in ex.; Pair of Oxen, under yoke, l.
Acquired from Akropolis Coins, August 2007.

This reverse is part of an agrian programme Vespasian implemented. Most of the types issued around this time echo the same country theme (goat herder milking goat, modius, Sow and piglets, ect...). This is the rarer left facing bust of the type, which were minted by a ratio of 10:1 to the right facing busts.

A wonderful coin with a high relief reverse, sturdy portrait, and in a good style. A fine example of Flavian coinage. I was very happy to add this to the collection.
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