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Vespasian RIC II 1406
Vespasian 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Ephesus Mint, 69-70 A.D.. (3.16g, 17.7m, 7h). Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG, laureate head right. Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE, Victory advancing left with wreath and palm, sideways ɸ in lower left filed. RIC II 1406 (R), RPC 812, RSC 280.

Early denarius minted in the East, possibly before Mucianus secured Rome. Initially attributed to Philipi, this series, characterized by the sideways ɸ, has been attributed to Ephesus by recent scholarship. The lettering is irregular compared with Roman mint coins, and the portrait lacks the distinctive look of Vespasian of later issues.
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Jay GT4  [Feb 25, 2012 at 02:01 PM]
Fantastic style on this one!
ancientdave  [Feb 25, 2012 at 05:52 PM]
Great looking coin!
David Atherton  [Feb 25, 2012 at 08:35 PM]
Superb!
renegade3220  [Feb 25, 2012 at 08:42 PM]
another wonderful addition lucas!
Mat  [Feb 25, 2012 at 08:45 PM]
Nice big/bold portrait. Great addition Lucas.
Randygeki(h2)  [Feb 26, 2012 at 08:49 PM]
Cool style, and great addition!
kc  [Mar 08, 2012 at 05:24 PM]
Great portrait, Lucas!
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