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RPC-2009-Vespasian
∆ As, 14.85g
Antioch mint, undated
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev S ē C in laurel wreath
RPC 2009 (15 spec.).
Acquired from eBay, January 2020.

In the mid 70s the Antioch mint struck a series of leaded bronze coins with Latin legends. Presumably the Antiochene series picked up where the Rome mint orichalcum 'Syrian' issue struck in 74 left off. They can be distinguished from the Rome issues by the local style, 12 o'clock die axis, and metal. This As likely dates between 76-78 and is very close in style to the contemporary Cypriot tetradrachms struck at Antioch.

Fine Antiochene style struck on a large flan.
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shanxi  [Jan 23, 2020 at 09:13 AM]
wonderful portrait
Jay GT4  [Jan 23, 2020 at 12:08 PM]
Expressive portrait
Mat  [Jan 23, 2020 at 04:14 PM]
Love the portrait
FlaviusDomitianus  [Jan 23, 2020 at 10:23 PM]
Nice example.