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Vespasian RIC II 1558
Vespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Antioch Mint 72-73 A.D. (2.94 g., 15.5m, 6h). Obv: [IMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII], laureate head right. Rev: Palm tree, to left, Vespasian standing right with spear and parazonium, foot on helmet, to right, Judaea standing right. RIC II 1558. Ex CNG.

A Judaea Capta type from the Syrian mint of Antioch, this type shows the typical high relief portrait of that mint. The palm represents the Roman province of Judaea, and this coin commemorates the Flavians greatest victory, that over Judaea in 70 A.D., a theme that pervaded the reigns of Vespasian and Titus.
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David Atherton  [Feb 28, 2012 at 10:14 AM]
Nice detail on the reverse.
Randygeki(h2)  [Feb 29, 2012 at 12:12 AM]
indeed, cool addition!
kc  [Aug 04, 2012 at 06:47 AM]
this one I would like to have.
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