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Vespasian RIC II 0029.1
Vespasian 69-79A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint Jan-June, 70 A.D. (3.43g, 18.4m, 6h). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right. Rev: COS ITER TR POT, pax seated left with branch and caduceus. RIC II 29. Ex HBJ.

During this time, more and more of the portraiture reflects Vespasians characteristic features. Some still show signs of Vitellius, but Vespasian had been in Rome for some months now. These early runs only face right, are only inscribed from right to left which alternated on 73 A.D.

This is a duplicate, and one in which, despite agonizing over it, I cannot decide which I like better. The obverse of this is nicer, but I like the reverse of the other. Which do you like and why?
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David Atherton  [Mar 14, 2012 at 11:03 AM]
Awesome portrait!
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