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Vespasian RIC-943
AR Denarius, 3.35g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: COS VIII in ex.; Pair of Oxen, under yoke, l.
RIC 943 (C). BMC 206. RSC 133. BNC 184.
Ex Harlan J. Berk 145, 14 September 2005, lot 237.

This coin was struck as a part of Vespasian's agricultural issue in 77 A.D. The BMCRE also states it may be a "colonist" type, "referring to an extension of the pomoerium."

A decent coin in hand with a severe looking Vespasian.
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Jay GT4  [May 27, 2010 at 12:12 AM]
Fantastic expression on Vespasian's face
David Atherton  [May 27, 2010 at 07:02 AM]
Lol Jay. It reminds me of the line from Suetonius - "...and a face like somebody straining to relieve himself."