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Vespasian~0.jpg
RIC 0002 Vespasian denarius404 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laur. head of Vespasian right

IVDAEA
Judaea as mourning captive seated right on ground at foot of trophy.

Celebrating the success of Vespasian and Titus in quelling the first Jewish Revolt. Portrait looks like a cross between Otho and Vitellius

Rome 69-70 AD

RIC 2 (C2); Sear 2296

3.285g

Ex-Maridvnvm; Ex-Forum!

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VespPaci.jpg
RIC 1406 Vespasian Ephesus denarius272 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

PACI AVGVSTAE
Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm, tilted Φ before her right foot.

Ephesus mint

69/70 AD

3.05g

RIC 1406 (R ). BMCRE 435. RPC 812 (8 specimens cited).

Released from an NGC slab. Graded as a fouree but shows no signs of plating. This is an official coin!

Ex-Ancient Galleon
8 commentsJay GT4
Otho_tet.jpg
Otho Tetradrachm271 viewsAYTOKPATWP M OΘWN KAICAP CEBACTOC
Laureate head right
ETOYC A
Eagle, wings raised, standing left on two laurel branches, wreath in beak, palm branch in left field, crescent between eagle's legs

Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch ad Orontem

69 AD

14.44g

Prieur-101, RPC-4199, McAlee-316.
Rare
ex-ANE

Amazing jet black toning

From Numiswiki:
"Having to contest the crown with his competitor Vitellius, whom he three times defeated, Otho was vanquished in his turn at the battle of Bedriacum and rather than be the coccasion of further bloodshed in civil war, he preferred making the sacrifice of his life, and with a frimness wholly unlooked for from so effeminately luxurious a character,deliberately slew himself with his own hand. He died on the 16th of April 69 AD, in the 37th year of his age, having reigned only ninety-five days."
8 commentsJay GT4
VespasianJupiter.jpg
RIC 0849 Vespasian denarius267 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
laureate head of Vespasian right

IOVIS CVSTOS
Jupiter standing half-left, sacrificing from patera in right over small lit altar at feet on left, long scepter grounded behind in left


Rome, 75 - 76 A.D.

3.458g, die axis 180o


RIC II, part 1, 849 (C3); BMCRE III 276; RSC II 222; BnF III 249; SRCV I 2295

Ex-Heritage CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction 3032, part of lot 30530, Ex- Forum
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Vespasponmax.jpg
Vespasian-unlisted or ancient immitation195 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII
laureate head right

PONTIF MAXIM
Vespasian seated right, holding scepter and branch.

2.59 g
18.8 mm

Rome
72-73 AD

RIC -; RSC 388; BMCRE p.12

Ex-Vcoins Auction, Ex-Imperial coins

Some insight why this may not be official from Curtis Clay:

1. For mint mules the obv. and rev. should belong to either the same issue or to immediately successive issues. But on Jay's coin the obv. is of 72-early 73 (COS IIII without CENS), but the PONTIF MAXIM rev. is not otherwise known with that COS IIII obv. legend, nor with the next legend with COS IIII CEN, nor with the legend after that with just CEN and still clockwise, but only with the third obv. legend thereafter, namely CEN but counterclockwise. That rev. type is probably of 74 AD, since at its last stage it occurs with a legend specifically dated to 74, PON MAX TR P COS V. Obv. of 72-early 73, rev. of 74: that's a combination that the official mint was unlikely to produce.

2. IMI for IMP in obv. legend, an error that an official engraver was unlikely to make.
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VespasianEph.jpg
RIC 1464 Vespasian Ephesus denarius180 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS V TR PPP
Laureate head right

CONCORDIA AVG
Concordia seated left, annulet below, star in Exergue

3.41g

Ephesus 74 AD

RIC 1464 (R2)

Rare

Ex-Calgary coin

about XF
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VespasiantempleVesta.jpg
RIC 0601 Vespasian As179 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS IIII CENS
Laureate head of Vespasian right

VESTA SC
Doomed temple of Vesta in the Forum, showing four columns and containing statue of the goddess on pedestal

Rome 73 AD

9.48g

RIC 601 (R); Sear 2365; BMCRE 664

Rare

Ex-Calgary Coin

This celebrated temple had been rebuilt by Nero following the great fire of 64 AD. The Neronian structure survived until another conflagration late in the reign of Commodus and was again restored early in the 3rd century by Julia Domna. It was again rebuilt in more modern times where it still stands in the Roman Forum to this day.

Die notes from Curtis Clay:

"Same dies, and better condition, than the Paris spec., pl. LVII, 663.

The BM spec., pl. 26.9, also illustrated in RIC, pl. 40, 601, is also from the same rev. die, but a different obv. die.

The BM and Paris specimens of the same As for Titus COS II CENS are also from that same rev. die: BM pl. 27.7 = RIC pl. 42, 640; Paris pl. LIX, 689."
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Vespasian_Neptune.jpg
RIC 1555 Vespasian Neptune176 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII.
Laureate bust right.

NEP RED.
Neptune standing left, foot set on globe, holding sceptre and acrostolium.

Antioch mint

3.35g

RIC² 1555(C); RPC 1928

Ex-Ancient Treasures
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Vespasian_COSITER.jpg
RIC 0029 Vespasian denarius161 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG

Laur. head of Vespasian right

COS ITER TR POT

Pax seated left holding olive branch and caduceus

Rome 70 AD

RIC 29 (C3), BMC 26, RSC 94h, Sear 2285

3.4g

Interesting early portrait looks very much like Vitellius
4 commentsJay GT4
Vespsac.jpg
RIC 0042 Vespasian Denarius 159 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG PM
laureate head of Vespasian right

AVGVR PON MAX
simpulum, sprinkler, jug and lituus (emblems of the augurate and pontificate)


Rome 70-71 AD

Sear 2281; RIC II, part 1, 42 (R)

3.55g

Rare! Only one specimen in the Reka Devnia hoard, compared to 36 with TRI POT.
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VespSPQR.jpg
RIC 0523 Vespasian denarius 150 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII CEN
Laureate head of Vespasian right.

SPQR
within oak wreath with serrate leaves, acorns, and six long spikes.

Rome, 73 AD

2.95g

RIC 523 (C ). BM 86A. Cohen 517.

Rare: not in Paris, only one specimen in Reka Devnia hoard although RIC cites it as Common.

Holed for suspension in antiquity.
Reportedly found in Spain.

Ex-Tater's
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Vespasianeagle.jpg
RIC 1237 Vespasian147 viewsIMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII PP
Laureate head of Vespasian right

SC
Eagle standing facing on globe, head right, wings spread

Lugdunum mint

77-78 AD

8.77g


RIC 1237 (C3); Sear 2362

From the collection of Gordon Wyatt Goldfinch (1895-1918) of Elfindale Road, London.
With hand written old ticket citing #209 collection number.
Ex-Artancient Ltd.

Private Goldfinch was a passionate collector of Imperial Roman coinage. His personal catalog of coins dates to August 1910 when he was just 15 years of age. Goldfinch volunteered for service in 1914 with the 2nd London Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. He died in service on March 28th, 1918 at the age of 23.
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VespasianNemesis.jpg
RIC 0544 Vespasian Nemesis146 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG CENS
Laureate head of Vespasian right

PONTIF MAXIM
Nemesis advancing right holding caduceus over snake

Rome 73 AD

2.94g

RIC 544 (R), BMC 97, RSC 385.

Rare

Ex-Indalo

The reverse is copied from a denarius of Claudius
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Vespasian_Antioch.jpg
RIC 1554 Vespasian denarius145 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII
Laureate head right

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI
Concordia seated left with patera and cornucopiae

Antioch, 72-73 AD

3.11g

RIC 1554 (R2)
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vespasian_tet.jpg
RPC 2412 Vespasian Tetradrachm138 viewsΑΥΤΟΚ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒA ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΥ LB
Laureate head right

Dated LB Year 2 (69/70 AD).

Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm.

EGYPT. Alexandria.

Billon Tetradrachm
24mm - 13.12g

Köln 276; Dattari 360; Milne 393; Emmett 204; RPC II 2412.

VF, gray toning,

ex-Vauctions sale 243 lot 58 Barry P. Murphy

Vespasian was proclaimed Emperor at Alexandria on July 1, 69 AD. This cut short the coinage of Vitellius at the Egyptian capital which had begun only two months before
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VespTitus.jpg
RPC 1650 Vespasian & Titus Didrachm137 viewsAVTOKPA KAICAP OVECPACIANOC CEBACTOC
laureate head of Vespasian right

AVTO KAI OVECPACIANOC CEBACTOV VIOC
laureate head of Titus right.

Caesarea, Cappadocia.
78 AD

7.2g

RPC 1650, Metcalf 4.

Ex-Calgary Coins
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Vitellius.jpg
Vitellius denarius137 viewsA VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P
Laureate head right

PONT MAXIM
Vesta enthroned right holding patera and sceptre

Rome
July-Dec 69 AD

2.65g

Sear 2200, RIC 107

Ex-Calagary Coins
Jay GT4
VespasianNike.jpg
RPC 1648 Vespasian Didrachm135 viewsAVTOKPA KAICAP OVECPACIANOC CEBACTOC
Laureate head right

NIKH CEBACTH
Nike advancing right on elongated base, holding wreath & palm.

Caesaria, Cappadocia

77-78 AD

6.99g

RPC II 1648

Rare

Ex-Londinium
5 commentsJay GT4
Flavians.jpg
RIC 0006 Vespasian Denarius134 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

TITVS ET DOMITIAN CAES PRIN IV
Titus and Domitian seated left on curule chair, each holding a branch.

Rome 69-70 AD

2.83g

RIC 6 (R); BMCRE pg. 8 note; RSC 541.

Rare

Ex-Barry Murphy
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Vespasian_mars.jpg
RIC 0937 Vespasian Mars denarius132 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
laureate head left

COS VIII
Mars standing left, holding spear and trophy

Rome, 77-8 AD

2.97g

RIC II 937 (C2) ; RSC 125

Amazing iridescent rainbow toning.

Ex-Ancient treasures

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Vespasian_Paci.jpg
RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius128 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

PACI ORB TERR AVG
Turreted and draped female bust right below, horizontal Φ

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g

RIC 1407 (R); V1407, RPC 813

Rare

Ex-T.C. collection, Ex-Calgary Coin.

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.
8 commentsJay GT4
VESPwinged.jpg
RIC 0703 Vespasian Denarius126 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right.

PON MAX TR P COS V
Winged caduceus.

Rome 74 AD
3.32g

RIC 703 (C2); BMC 138; RSC 362

Ex-ANE
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VESPephesus.jpg
RIC 1421 Vespasian Ephesus denarius116 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P
Laureate head of Vespasian right

PACI AVGVSTAE
Victory advancing left with wreath and palm; horizontal Φ

2.98g

Ephesus mint

70 AD

Rare.

RIC 1421 (R), BMCRE 446, RSC 278

Ex-Roy's Coins

The BY mint mark is faintly visible in the lower left reverse.

New Photo
7 commentsJay GT4
Vesp~0.jpg
RIC 0757 Vespasian Dupondius115 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

PON MAX TR POT P P COS V CENS
winged caduceus between two cornucopiae

10.79g

Rome, 74 AD


RIC II 757 (C2); RIC II 759; RPC 1983

Ex-Tater's
4 commentsJay GT4
Vespmod.jpg
RIC 0980 Vespasian denarius113 viewsCAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate bust of Vespasian right

IMP XIX
Modius filled with seven grain ears in fields to left and right

Rome 78 AD
3.00g

RIC II 980 (C); Sear 2293, RSC 215

Ex-Frascatius
6 commentsJay GT4
VespPonMax.jpg
RIC 0546 Vespasian denarius113 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG CENS
Laureate head of Vespasian right

PONTIF MAXIM
Vespasian seated right holding scepter and branch

Rome 73 AD

RIC 546 (C3), Sear 2308

3.36g
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Vespasian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0847 Vespasian denarius111 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VII
Eagle standding front on garlanded base, thunderbolt in claws, wings open, head left

Rome, 76 AD

3.5g

RIC 847 (C2)

Ex-RM collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
6 commentsJay GT4
VespMars.jpg
RIC 0247 Vespasian sestertius108 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVF TR P P P COS III
Laureate head of Vespasian right

SC in field
Mars advancing right with spear and trophy

Rome, 71 AD

26.95g

RIC 247 (C2)

Kraay counted 12 reverse dies used for this obverse type.

Ex-CNG; Ex-Calgary Coin

Some old cleaning scratches in fields
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VespasianTetra.jpg
RPC 1950 Vespasian Tetradrachm103 viewsAYTOKPAT KAIΣA OVEΣΠAΣIANOY
Laureate head right

ETOYΣ Δ IEPOY
Eagle standing to left on club; palm branch in field.

Dated "New Holy Year" 4, AD 71-72

Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria

10.47g

Prieur 116; McAlee 338; RPC 1950

Ex-Zurqieh

Glossy black patina
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VespOxenleft.jpg
RIC 0944 Vespasian denarius101 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laur. head facing left

COS VIII
Pair of oxen under yoke

Rome 77-78 AD

3.1g

RIC 944 (C)

Scarce with Vespasian facing left!
7 specimens in Reka Devinia hoard although RIC rates it as common.

Ex-Pegasi Numismatics
4 commentsJay GT4
Galbasest.jpg
Galba Sestertius97 viewsSER GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG TR P
Laureate head left

CONCORD AVG SC
Concordia, seated left on low-backed chair, holding an olive branch

Rome October 68 AD

24.07g

BMC 55, RIC 381, Cohen 28, Sear 2115
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Vespasian_Prow_star.jpg
RIC 0941 Vespasian denarius96 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VIII
Prow of galley right, star above.

Rome 77-8 AD

3.39g

RIC II 941 (C); BMCRE 210; RSC 136.

Rated common but tough to find on the market.

Ex-Ancient Treasures, Ex-ANE.

This reverse type copied from aurei and denarii of Ahenobarbus struck for Mark Antony in 40 BC, Crawford 521 .
7 commentsJay GT4
VespVictoria.jpg
RIC 0362 Vespasian Victoria denarius 72 AD96 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII
laureate head of Vespasian right

VICTORIA AVGVSTI
Victory advancing right, placing wreath on standard and holding palm

Rome 72 AD

RIC II 362 (C2), Sear 2317,

3.48g

ex-Ancient Auction House

wildwinds example!
2 commentsJay GT4
Galba~0.jpg
Galba94 viewsIMP SER GALBA AVG
Laureate head right

DIVA AVGVSTA
Livia standing left holding patera and sceptre

Rome, November 68 AD-January 69AD

RIC 150, BMC 5, RSC 52a

2.94g

Rare with this short obverse legend

Ex-Incitatus
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Vespasian_Eph_Paci.jpg
RIC 1457 Vespasian Ephesus denarius93 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS V TR P P P
Laureate head right

PACI AVGVSTAE
Victory advancing right, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm across left shoulder, annulet at lower left, at lower right, star.

Ephesus 74 AD.

3.01g


RIC 1457 (C); RPC 853; RCV 2271 var

Ex-Sphinx Numismatics
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Galba.jpg
Galba AE AS92 viewsIMP SERV GALBA CAES AVG TR P?
Bare head of Galba right

VESTA SC
Vesta seated left holding Palladium and sceptre

July 68 - January 69 AD, Rome

10.18g

Thanks to Curtis Clay attribution:

Paris 186-187, both from the same die pair
Cohen 311
RIC 374, citing Glasgow 57
Jay GT4
Vespden.jpg
RIC 0772 Vespasian denarius 92 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
laur. head right

PON MAX TR P COS VI
Pax seated left holding olive branch, left hand at side

Rome 75 AD

Sear 2301
RIC 772 (C3)

3.2g

Ex-Taters
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Vespasian_Quadriga.jpg
RIC 0361 Vespasian denarius by Titus88 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head of Divus Vespasian to right.

EX S C
Empty quadriga advancing left, ornamented with a miniature quadriga flanked by Victories at the top and two standing figures on the side.

Rome, 80-1 AD
3.24g

RIC II 361 (C),(Titus); BMCRE 119 (Titus); RSC 146

Ex-ANE
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VespVesta.jpg
RIC 0360 Vespasian denarius87 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII
laureate head right

VESTA
Vesta standing left holding simpulum and sceptre

Rome 72 AD

Sear 2316, RIC 360 (C2), RSC 574

3.42g

Ex-Taters
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vespasianfelpublica.jpg
RIC 0716 Vespasian Dupondius86 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS V CENS
Radiate head of Vespasian left

FELICITAS PVBLICA S C
Felicitas standing left holding short caduceus & cornucopiae

12.5g, Rome 74 AD

RIC 716 (C2); Sear 2346

Ex-Tater's
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Galba_Tet.jpg
Galba billon Tetradrachm84 viewsΛ OYKΛIBΣ OYΛ Π ΓAΛBA KAIΣ ΣEB AVT
laureate bust of Galba, right, LB (year 2) before

PΩMH
Helmeted, draped bust of Roma right, holding spear & sheild

Alexandria, September 68 AD-January 69 AD

13.44g

Scarce

RPC 5330; Emmett 174

Ex-ANE

In hand it has a wonderful dark consistent toning
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Vespannona.jpg
RIC 0964 Vespasian Denarius80 viewsCAESAR 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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VespasianEXSC.jpg
RIC 0364 Vespasian denarius76 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head right

EX SC
Victory advancing left placing shield on trophy; below, Judaea seated left

Rome 80-81 AD, after the deification of Vespasian

2.91g

RIC 364 (C)

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 no 180; Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956) with handwritten tag.

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection.

Heavy black patina with old scratches beneath.
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VESPAVG.jpg
RIC 1399 var. Vespasian denarius76 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head right

AVG within laurel wreath, ΘI monogram above ties.

Ephesus mint. AD 69-70.

2.63g

RIC 1399 unlisted variant (laurel wreath rather than oak) this coin, footnote in the upcoming RIC II addenda ; RPC 808; RSC 37.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 152 (10 October 2006), lot 2071; Ex-Cheesman collection; Ex-CNG 433 Lot 379
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Vespasian_COSITER~0.jpg
RIC 0021 Vespasian Denariius75 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
laureate head right

COS ITER TR POT
Aequitas standing left holding scales and sceptre

Rome 70 AD

3.51g

RIC II 21 (C), BMC 17, RSC 94a, Sear 2284


Another early portrait that has Vitellius' features.

New Photo
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Vespasian_Bull.jpg
RIC 0841 Vespasian denarius 74 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right.

COS VII
Bull standing right.

Rome, 76 AD.

3.21g

RIC II 841 (C)

Scarce

Ex-Numisantique
6 commentsJay GT4
Vespasian_AVG.jpg
RIC 0356 Vespasian denarius73 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII
Laureate head of Vespasian right.

AVGVR TRI POT
Simpulum, sprinkler, jug, and lituus (Priestly implements).

Rome 72-73 AD

2.51g

RIC II: 356 (C3)

Ex-ANE
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DSC00194.jpg
RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius72 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

PACI ORB TERR AVG
Turreted and draped female bust right below, horizontal Φ

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

Ex-T.C. collection, Ex-Calgary Coin.

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
8 commentsJay GT4
Vespasian_Laurel.jpg
RIC 0359 Vespasian denarius by Titus72 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head of Vespasian right

Column mounted by shield and topped by urn, flanked by two laurels; in field, EX, on shield, S C

Rome Mint, 79-80 AD

3.55g

RIC II 359 (Titus) (C); BMCRE 125 (Titus); BN 98; RSC 149; SEAR 6568

Ex-Ancient Treasures (2002), Ex-ANE (2017)

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DivusDupondius.jpg
RIC 0377 Vespasian Dupondius71 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Radiate head right

PAX AVGVST
Pax standing left, leaning on column, with caduceus and branch; SC in field

Rome 80-81 AD

12.18g

RIC 377 (R2) Titus; very rare, only one on coinarchives.

Ex-ANE

Although the issue is undated it was likely struck on the occasion of Vespasian's deification in 80 AD.
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VespasianRIC686.jpg
RIC 0686 Vespasian71 viewsIMP CAESAR VESP AVG
Laureate head right

PONTIF MAXIM
Winged cauduceus

Rome, 74 AD

3.21g

RIC 686 (R)

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
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VespasianOmint.jpg
RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius70 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
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VespOxenright.jpg
RIC 0943 Vespasian denarius70 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laur. head facing right

rev. COS VIII
Pair of oxen under yoke

Rome 77-78 AD

3.08g

RIC 943 (C), Sear 2289, BM 206

Scarce: only 28 specimens in Reka Devinia hoard

Ex Harlan J. Berk
Jay GT4
Vesp.jpg
RIC 0732 Vespasian As69 viewsVespasian Victory
IMP CAESAR VESP AVG COS V CENS
Laureate head of Vespasian right

VICTORIA AVGVST SC
Victory standing right on prow of galley holding wreath and palm

Rome 74 AD

11.04g

RIC 732 (C)
Jay GT4
Ephesus_Concordia.jpg
RIC 1416 Vespasian Ephesus denarius67 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR PPP
Laureate Head of Vespasian right

CONCORDIA AVG
Ceres seated left, holding poppy with ears of corn and cornucopia BY in exergue

Ephesus, 70 AD

3.31g

RPC 824; RIC 1416 (R2)

Ex- TC collection; Ex-Calgary Coin
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Vespasian_Virtus.jpg
RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius67 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
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Vespasian_Sestertius.jpg
RIC 0244 Vespasian AE Sestertius.56 viewsIMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM TR PPP COS III
Laureate head of Vespasian right

ROMA
Roma standing left holding Victory and spear

Rome 71 AD

23.61g

RIC II 244 (C2); Sear 2331

From the Enrico collection
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Antioch_Quadriga.jpg
RIC 1559 Vespasian Antioch denarius49 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII
Laureate head right

Vespasian standing right with branch and sceptre in Quadriga right

Antioch, 72/3 AD

3.24g

RIC 1559 (C)

Ex-Sphinx Numismatics

Struck on a tight flan which is typical of the Antioch issues.
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laureate head of Vespasian right

SC on circular shield supported by two capricorns back to back, globe below

Rome 80 AD

RIC 357 (C2);Sear 2569

19mm 3.4g

Ex-Incitatus

Issued by Titus in honour of his father Divus Vespasian
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Laureate head right.

PON MAX TR P COS VI.
Victory standing left upon cista mystica, holding wreath and palm frond; coiled serpent to left and right.

Rome 75 AD

3.25g

RIC² 776 (R).
Only 5 specimens in the Reka Devnia hoard


Minted in Rome but likely intended for circulation in the East. The reverse copies the earlier quinarii of Augustus and the Cistophoric tetradrachms of Ephesus.

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
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