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Vespasian RIC-362
AR Denarius
Rome Mint, 72-73 AD
RIC 362 (C2), BMC 74, RSC 618,
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTI; Victory, draped, advancing r., holding palm over l. shoulder in l. hand and with r. about to place wreath on a standard set in ground on r.

A coin which is part of Vespasian's IVDAEA CAPTA series. Here Victory is placing a wreath on a military standard, 'Victory crowning the successful arms of Rome'.

One of my favorite coins.
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Filename:vesp den victoria augusta.JPG
Album name:Vespasian70 / Vespasian Imperial Silver
Rating (7 votes): (Details)
File Size:36 KB
Date added:Oct 13, 2004
Dimensions:550 x 275 pixels
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Massanutten  [Aug 03, 2005 at 09:53 PM]
Terrific collection. The variety of types produced is amazing and a joy to see!
Noah  [Jun 05, 2008 at 03:15 AM]
a beauty...this is my favorite coin of yours!!
neander  [Dec 21, 2010 at 04:47 PM]
Excellent specimen; and all powerful collection!
Nemonater  [Mar 04, 2013 at 12:45 PM]
Very Nice. Well centered, great portrait and Victory!