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RIC 0601 Vespasian As
IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS IIII CENS
Laureate head of Vespasian right

VESTA SC
Doomed temple of Vesta in the Forum, showing four columns and containing statue of the goddess on pedestal

Rome 73 AD

9.48g

RIC 601 (R); Sear 2365; BMCRE 664

Rare

Ex-Calgary Coin

This celebrated temple had been rebuilt by Nero following the great fire of 64 AD. The Neronian structure survived until another conflagration late in the reign of Commodus and was again restored early in the 3rd century by Julia Domna. It was again rebuilt in more modern times where it still stands in the Roman Forum to this day.

Die notes from Curtis Clay:

"Same dies, and better condition, than the Paris spec., pl. LVII, 663.

The BM spec., pl. 26.9, also illustrated in RIC, pl. 40, 601, is also from the same rev. die, but a different obv. die.

The BM and Paris specimens of the same As for Titus COS II CENS are also from that same rev. die: BM pl. 27.7 = RIC pl. 42, 640; Paris pl. LIX, 689."
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Sam  [Feb 22, 2014 at 08:27 PM]
Superb.
Nemonater  [Feb 22, 2014 at 10:08 PM]
Great coin, gorgeous reverse!
ancientdave  [Feb 23, 2014 at 02:48 AM]
A fantastic rarity! Congrats!
David Atherton  [Feb 23, 2014 at 09:40 PM]
Eye catching reverse!
quadrans  [Feb 24, 2014 at 04:11 AM]
Good pick up Jay..
ickster  [Feb 24, 2014 at 06:24 PM]
Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
FlaviusDomitianus  [Dec 24, 2018 at 05:08 PM]
Great reverse, the details of the roof edge can be clearly seen!
Ancient Aussie  [May 25, 2019 at 08:32 AM]
This coin is a real catch, I'm envious.