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Vespasian RIC-966
AR Denarius, 3.25g
Rome mint, 77-78 AD
Obv: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: ANNONA AVG; Annona std. l., with sack of corn ears
RIC 966 (R). BMC 298. RSC 30. BNC 260.
Acquired from Ancient Treasures, April 2008.

The left facing portrait of this type is rated as rare in the RIC. Minted at a ratio of 10:1 to the right facing examples.

A very hard type for me to find. The obverse is a bit off centre, but not distractingly so.
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Lucas H  [Mar 30, 2012 at 10:14 AM]
Again, excellent specimin for the left facing portrait.