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A fourree silver and base metal denarius of the Roman emperor Vespasian with a reverse showing Mars and an ear of corn. Coin Type: Fourée silver and base metal denarius of Vespasian, 69-79 CE
Mint and Date: Unofficial mint, after 77-78 CE.
Size and Weight: 17mm x 19mm, 2.85g
Laureate head right.
Reverse: COS VIII
Mars, helmeted, nude but for a chlamys draped behind his hips, standing half left, head left, holding a spear in his right hand transversely behind his body, and a trophy in his crooked left arm. An enlarged corn ear to the right.
Provenance: fisherswinger1 (eBay), November 2006
Ref: RCV (2000) —; RIC II 104, II (2007) 939, rated R; BMCRE 203.
BW Ref: 019 035 117
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Note: This coin was found in the UK, in Bolsover, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

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