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Vespasian RIC II 0004
Vespasian. 69-79 A.D. Rome Mint Dec. 69 A.D. to early 70 A.D. (3.28g, 16.7m, 6h). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head r. Rev: IVDAEA in ex., Judaea seated r, hands bound behind back to r. of palm tree. RIC II 4, R, BMC 43, RSC 229. Ex David Atherton.

Among the first issues for the new emperor, this coin shows Vespasianís greatest victory, that of the Jewish War. This coin is less common that the type with Judea next to a trophy, and the palm also a symbol of Judaea. This specimen has a tight flan, but good detail on the reverse. This was issued before Vespasianís arrival in Rome from Egypt when the die engravers were still at a loss for his true appearance.
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Album name:Lucas H / Vespasian
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Keywords:vespaisian, judaea capta, judaea, captive
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Date added:May 26, 2012
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Legatus  [May 26, 2012 at 03:13 PM]
Nice coin, Lucas
Aarmale  [May 26, 2012 at 03:19 PM]
Great new addition!
SPQR Coins  [May 26, 2012 at 03:30 PM]
A very nice example of a rare type. Congratulations!
Steve E  [May 26, 2012 at 05:45 PM]
Nice addition, great background!
David Atherton  [May 26, 2012 at 09:53 PM]
This indeed is a wonderful coin. It is very diificult to find one of these types with the reverse designs in full. I'm glad you're happy with it!