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Vespasian RIC II 0847
Vespasian 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 77-78 A.D. (3.37g, 19.2mm, 6h). Obv: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right. Rev: CERES AVGVST, Ceres stg. l. with corn ears and poppy and scepter. RIC II 968, BMC 300, RSC 54.

Ceres was the Roman goddess associated with agriculture and grain crops. This type, mirroring one contemporaneously issued for Titus and Domitian, came with a series echoing agrarian themes.

Despite some wear, this specimen has a wonderfully centered and proportioned obverse
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Album name:Lucas H / Vespasian
File Size:170 KB
Date added:Sep 07, 2015
Dimensions:800 x 351 pixels
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FlaviusDomitianus  [Sep 07, 2015 at 02:02 PM]
That's a great improvement!
quadrans  [Sep 07, 2015 at 07:41 PM]
Very nice portrait and details..
Jay GT4  [Sep 07, 2015 at 08:11 PM]