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Vespasian RIC II 0546
Vespasian. 69-79 A.D. Rome Mint. 73 A.D. ( 2.92g, 18.8m, 12h). Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS, laureate head right. Rev: PONTIF MAXIM (anit-clockwise), Vespasian seated right on curule chair, with sceptre and branch. RIC II 546, BMC 98, RSC 387. Ex. CNG.

This type is very common, but new in 73 A.D. Mid-way through 73 A.D, the legend direction switched on Flavian denarii, and this was one of the first issued with the right to left outward direction. Carradice and Buttrey note this type closely copies Tiberius seated figure type, the so called Tribute Penny. This issue also has the unusual 12 oclock die axis.
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David Atherton  [Dec 12, 2012 at 11:21 AM]
Good, solid example of the type.
Jay GT4  [Dec 12, 2012 at 02:18 PM]
Great reverse. Good one Lucas
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