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AR Denarius, 2.84g
Rome Mint, 79 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: TR POT X COS VIIII; Ceres, draped, seated l., holding corn-ear and poppy in r. hand and torch upright in l.
RIC 1063 (R). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.

A continuation of the series which commemorated a new Italian agricultural programme. The obverse portrait left on this example is a much rarer variant of the usual right facing one. It is unlisted in BMCRE, BNC, and RSC. There is one example in Oxford and another is known from an R. Ratto sale of 1930.

A wonderful coin in hand, marred slightly by a chip on the obverse.
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Filename:vespasian left ceres seated.JPG
Album name:Vespasian70 / Imperial Coinage of Vespasian
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File Size:48 KB
Date added:Oct 25, 2006
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KenM  [Oct 25, 2006 at 04:17 PM]
Very I wonder where I'm going to find one for my collection
Marcus Aurelius  [Oct 14, 2007 at 07:55 PM]
Beautiful coin