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Vespasian RIC II 1411
Vespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Ephesus Mint, 70 A.D. (3.14g, 19mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR PPP, laureate head right. Rev: LIBERI IMP AVG VESPAS, Titus and Domitian, veiled, togate, stg. front, heads l. each with patera; in exergue, Ɵ. RIC II 1411 (R), BMC 443, RSC 249.

This example of a scarce Vespasian from Ephesus has striking weakness on the obverse, but the reverse is quite nice with the issue mark, Ɵ, clear on in the exergue. Vespasian acted early to promote his two sons as successors. The issue marks from Ephesus remain one of the mysteries of Flavian coinage.
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ancientdave  [Aug 18, 2013 at 05:04 PM]
A wonderful coin! Nice detail, with really fine eastern style. A compelling dynastic issue!
Nemonater  [Aug 21, 2013 at 12:42 AM]
I love the reverse, excellent coin.
Paddy  [Oct 05, 2013 at 04:32 PM]
Look at the toga on the figure to the right on reverse, it's amazing!
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