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Vespasian RIC II 0362
Vespasian 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 72-73 A.D. (2.95g., 18.41mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, laureate head right. Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTI, Victory walking right, holding palm, crowning a legionary standard. RIC II 362. RSC 618, Hendin 771 (GBC 4), BMC 74.

A victory type commemorating Vespasians victory over the Jews during the First Jewish Revolt between 66 to 70 A.D. Sent by Nero to deal with the rebellion, Vespasains success led to the legions in the East declaring him Emperor after Neros death during the year of 4 emperors in 69 A.D.
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