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RIC 1237 Vespasian
Laureate head of Vespasian right

Eagle standing facing on globe, head right, wings spread

Lugdunum mint

77-78 AD


RIC 1237 (C3); Sear 2362

From the collection of Gordon Wyatt Goldfinch (1895-1918) of Elfindale Road, London.
With hand written old ticket citing #209 collection number.
Ex-Artancient Ltd.

Private Goldfinch was a passionate collector of Imperial Roman coinage. His personal catalog of coins dates to August 1910 when he was just 15 years of age. Goldfinch volunteered for service in 1914 with the 2nd London Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. He died in service on March 28th, 1918 at the age of 23.
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Sosius  [Oct 01, 2013 at 07:22 PM]
Cool but sad story Mr. Goldfinch. Always nice to know a little about a coin's history. Now if you could only sort out the other 1850 years of its history.
ancientdave  [Oct 02, 2013 at 01:30 AM]
Nice coin! Pretty neat to know some of it's history!
David Atherton  [Oct 02, 2013 at 01:48 AM]
Interesting pedigree and neat coin!
Steve E  [Oct 02, 2013 at 04:28 AM]
This kind of provenance really adds spice to an already interesting collection! Well Done
Randygeki(h2)  [Oct 07, 2013 at 09:24 AM]
nice addition
Potator II  [Oct 11, 2013 at 06:56 AM]
Interesting and moving historical background
carthago  [Oct 23, 2013 at 12:54 PM]
Fascinating pedigree. But sad.