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Vespasian RIC II 1559
Vespasian 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Antioch Mint 72-73 A.D. (3.18g, 17.2mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, laureate head right. Rev: Vespasian standing right in quadriga with branch and sceptre. RIC II 1563, RPC II 1931, RCV 2279.

Commemorating the Judea Capta Triumphal parade, celebrated in 71 AD., this is one of the more rarely issued eastern denari of the Flavian reign. Typical of Antioch, this coin has a high relief portrait. This is issue formed part of the last issue of Vespasians denarii from the Syrian region. The suppression of the revolt in Judea was the highpoint of the Flavians' successes, and allowed Vespasian to have much needed coin from the plunder of the Second Temple in Jerusalum, coin that his predecessors, Galba, Otho, and Vitellius lacked as they assumed the purple.
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Pedja R  [Sep 09, 2011 at 12:41 PM]
Randygeki(h2)  [Sep 09, 2011 at 04:18 PM]
nice addition. Kinda of a youth portrait.
Steve E  [Sep 09, 2011 at 04:24 PM]
I like it!
David Atherton  [Sep 13, 2011 at 07:13 PM]
Excellent example of the type. Very rare to find the full reverse on the flan!
renegade3220  [Feb 19, 2012 at 10:21 PM]
Yet another one to covet. Let me know if you get bored with it.
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