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August 10, 2020

Vespasian (69-79). Æ As Rome, AD 69-70. 

26 mm. 9.4 gm. 

Obv: [imp] CAESAR VESPASIAN [AVG PM TRP], Laureate head r., wearing aegis. 

Rev: T ET DOM[ITIAN CAESARES PRIN IV]VENT S C, Titus and Domitian Caesars on horseback r. 

RIC II 64 (R2); BMC 750. Very Rare. 

Purchased fro...

August 9, 2020

Constantine the Great

(20.97mm 3.32g)


London mint PLN Mintmark

RIC VI London 282

Obv: Bust of Constantine I, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right; IMP CONSTANTNVS P AVG

Rev: Sol, chlamys draped over left shoulder, standing left, raising right hand and holding up g...

August 7, 2020

Domitian, Denarius, 81 Rome (Group 1)

(18mm 3.36g)

Obv: Laureate head of Domitian right., IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG 

Rev: Dolphin coiled around anchor.,

RIC: 2 (R); BMC 3 RSC 551

Purchased from Savoca 82nd Silver auction July 26, 2020 Lot 315

Though I already had one of...

August 7, 2020

Domitian as Caesar AR Denarius 80-81 CE

(18mm 3.06g)

Obv: Head laureate right; CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII

Rev: Minerva advancing right with spear and shield; PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS

RIC 268 [TITUS]  BMC 86; RSC 381a

This coin is part of the Westbury Sub Mendip hoard...

July 31, 2020

Domitian AR Denarius 81 CE (Group 4)

(18mm 3.1g)

Obv: Head laureate right; IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM

Rev: Minerva advancing right with spear and shield; TR P COS VII DES VIII PP

RIC 58; BMC 11; RSC 560

Purchased from Savoca 81st Blue auction July 19, 2020 Lot 942

 While thi...

July 20, 2020

Vespasian AR Denarius 77-78 CE

3.42 g


Rev: COS VIII, Prow right; above 8 pointed star

RIC 942, BMC 217, RSC 219            

Purchased from Kolner Numimatics on Vcoins...

July 20, 2020

Vespasian AR Denarius 79 CE


Rev: Statue of radiate male figure with spear and parazonium on rostral column; TR POT X Cos VIIII 

Ric 1066; BMC 253; RSC 560

In the case of this coin, both the left and right facing types are...

July 13, 2020

Vespasian 69-70 CE AR Denarius Ephesus

(17mm 3.15g)

Obv: Laureate head right; IMP CAES VESPAS AVG

Rev: AVG and symbol in Oak wreath

RIC 1399; BMC 434; RSC 37

Purchased from Musa Numismatics June 24, 2020

 Yes I know the reverse has a gouge across the top and yes I still want...

July 12, 2020

Vespasian 69-70 CE AR Denarius Uncertain Spanish mint.

(18 mm 3.10 g,)

Obv: Head laureate left; IMP CAESAR VESPASIANUS AVG

Rev: Victory stg left on globe holding palm; VICTORIA IMP VESPASIANI

RIC 1340 (R); BMC 362; RSC 630

Ex: Zeus Numismatics Budget Auction 9 June 20 2020,...

June 17, 2020

Vespasian Denarius AR Denarius, 
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 939 (R). BMC 203. RSC 129.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: COS VIII; Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak, fastened with belt round waist, standing l., holding spear s...

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