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Vespasian RIC II 0016
Vespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 70 A.D., Jan.-June. (3.21g, 18mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right. Rev: CAESAR AVG F COS CAESAR AVG F PR, heads of Titus, bare, right, and Domitian, bare, left, confronting. RIC II 16 (R). BMC 2. RSC 5.

Not surprisingly, his sons and the conquest of Judaea were the first issues addressed in Vespasians precious metal coinage. I have really wanted one of these early, dynastic types, for my collection. Although listed as rare (R) by the RIC they are out there. It was just a function of finding the right balance between condition and budget which this example managed for me.
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FlaviusDomitianus  [Oct 22, 2013 at 10:39 AM]
Nice example!
Legatus  [Oct 22, 2013 at 11:06 AM]
Nice! Hard to find in decent shape.
Steve E  [Oct 22, 2013 at 11:25 AM]
Nice one! Having three emperors on the same coin is a nice touch
Jay GT4  [Oct 22, 2013 at 02:26 PM]
I've been looking for one myself. This is a really nice example. Congrats!
David Atherton  [Oct 22, 2013 at 04:22 PM]
Decent example of the type. I know how hard you looked for one. Congrats!
Lucas H  [Oct 24, 2013 at 10:12 AM]
Thanks David, you saved me from buying a fake last year thank goodness!
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