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Vespasian RIC II 1065
Vespasian. 69-79 A.D. Rome Mint. 79 A.D. to 24 June. (3.38g, 18.3m, 6h). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right. Rev: TR POT X COS VIIII, statute of radiate male figure (Sol?) with spear and parazonium, on rostral column. RIC II 1065 (R), BMC 254, RSC 559. Ex. Harry N. Sneh Collection.

This was among Vespasianís last issue of denarii prior to his death. The rostral column is usually associated with a great military victory. Mattingly supposes this denarius shows the colossus, with the features of Nero or Titus, which was erected in 75 A.D. Recent scholarship questions if the figure isnít Sol. This specimen has a broad flan, a full weight, and complete legends.
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Album name:Lucas H / Vespasian
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Keywords:vespasian, denarius, Sol, rostral column
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Date added:Jan 27, 2013
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Jay GT4  [Jan 27, 2013 at 05:37 PM]
Really like this one!
Paddy  [Aug 03, 2013 at 07:23 PM]
That's really a kind of reverse I'd like to have in my collection as well, but Trajan style. Well centered and full legend, really nice!