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Vespasian-RIC-1432
AR Denarius, 3.29g
Ephesus Mint, 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory adv. l., with wreath and palm; at lower l., EPHE
RIC 1432 (R2). BMC p. 96, *. RSC 281. RPC 834 (2 spec.). BNC 354.
Acquired from Pavlos S. Pavlov, May 2018.

Victory advancing left was a commonly struck reverse type at Ephesus up until Vespasian's COS III issue. From this issue going forward, the mint favoured the Victory advancing right and sparingly struck the advancing left variant. As a matter of fact, the left Victory virtually disappears by the time the COS V issue was produced. So, a very rare type for COS III - just 2 Victory left specimens versus 14 right specimens cited in RPC.

Fabulous Ephesian style!

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Jay GT4  [May 23, 2018 at 11:37 AM]
Outstanding all around
FlaviusDomitianus  [May 23, 2018 at 11:39 AM]
Great coin, congrats!
Nemonater  [May 23, 2018 at 11:42 AM]
Beautiful!
Carausius  [May 23, 2018 at 11:44 AM]
Beautiful coin. Magnificent style. Congratulations!
okidoki  [May 23, 2018 at 01:33 PM]
bold coin
quadrans  [May 23, 2018 at 02:32 PM]
Huhh, Great coin and details, congratulations !!!
Mat  [May 23, 2018 at 02:41 PM]
amazing portrait
Canaan  [May 23, 2018 at 06:24 PM]
Striking beauty!!!!
kc  [May 23, 2018 at 07:38 PM]
Good acquisition
Pharsalos  [May 31, 2018 at 02:37 PM]
Beautiful dies!
Canaan  [Jun 13, 2018 at 06:24 PM]
Perfection!!! Fleur de coin!!!
Randygeki(h2)  [Jun 21, 2018 at 06:45 AM]
Very cool!