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RIC 0964 Vespasian Denarius
CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

ANNONA AVG
Annona enthroned left holding sack of corn-ears on lap

Rome 78-79AD

RIC 964 (C2), BMC 295, RSC 28,Sear 2280

19mm
3.22g

Ex-Frascatius
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ancientdave  [Dec 14, 2012 at 06:56 PM]
I really like the portrait, he looks so friendly and gentle, which is rare in Imperial portraiture. Makes me wonder if that was calculated to go along with the Annona reverse, which is all about highlighting the generosity and concern of the emperor.
David Atherton  [Dec 14, 2012 at 09:21 PM]
Yes, about as kindly a portrait of Vespasian you're likely to see. Very nice!