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Vespasian RIC-970
AR Denarius, 3.37g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 970 (R). BMC 300 var. RSC 54a.
Obv: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: CERES AVGVST; Ceres, draped to feet, veiled, standing l., holding poppy and two corn-ears in extended r. hand and long vertical sceptre in l.
Acquired from Amphora Coins, July 2007.

The reverse is possibly part of a Flavian agricultural programme to help restore agricultural prosperity in Italy.

A rare bust left variant. The BM sites a specimen in the Colchester Museum.
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Date added:Jul 31, 2007
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