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AR Denarius, 2.59g
Ephesus mint, 70 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG; Ceres std. l., on ornate high-backed chair, with corn ears and poppy and cornucopiae; in exergue, horizontal Φ
RIC 1409 (R2). BMC 442. RSC 66. RPC 818 (2 spec.). BNC -.
Acquired from Incitatus Coins, March 2018.

The Ceres reverse type was consistently struck at Ephesus from 69 through 74. This scarce Group 3 example features an imperfectly struck Φ mintmark. The elaborate high back throne Ceres is seated upon distinguishes it from the Rome mint version of the type.

Struck in typical fine Ephesian style.
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okidoki  [Apr 04, 2018 at 10:51 AM]
interesting details
Canaan  [Apr 04, 2018 at 11:47 AM]
Very nice!!!
Nemonater  [Apr 04, 2018 at 12:39 PM]
Striking portrait!
quadrans  [Apr 04, 2018 at 01:00 PM]
Nice piece..
orfew  [Apr 04, 2018 at 01:14 PM]
Very interesting portrait
Jay GT4  [Apr 04, 2018 at 08:19 PM]
Randygeki(h2)  [Apr 06, 2018 at 05:47 AM]
Cool addition!!