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Vespasian RIC 16
AR Denarius, 3.04g
Rome Mint, January - June 70 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: CAESAR AVG F COS CAESAR AVG F PR; Bare heads of Titus on l. and Domitian on r., facing one another
RIC 16 (R). BMC 2. RSC 5. BNC 1.
Acquired from Ephesus Numismatics, November 2005.

This coin was issued by Vespasian during the first year of his reign to announce the beginning of a new dynasty. After the chaos of the Civil War, Rome badly needed stability and Vespasian would provide it.

This has become one of my favorite coins in my collection. The toning is superb and the fine style of the portraits are to "die" for.
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Pscipio  [Nov 28, 2005 at 05:22 AM]
Great portraits and nice old toning. Well done!
*Alex  [Nov 29, 2005 at 03:48 AM]
I like it too!
C. Caesar Germ.  [Aug 02, 2006 at 01:24 PM]
Very nice. The character on the reverse portraits is particularly good for the type.
RomaVictor  [Jun 25, 2011 at 10:02 AM]
Outstanding coin!
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