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Vespasian RIC II 0968
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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Mat  [Sep 01, 2015 at 12:37 PM]
Nice portrait
Jay GT4  [Sep 01, 2015 at 09:41 PM]
Nice!