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April 30, 2020

Domitian AR Denarius Unknown mint in Asia Minor. ‘O’ mint. 76 CE


Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III; Head Laureate right, a small ‘O’ is visible below the neck truncation. 

Rev: PRINCEP IVVENTVT; SPES standing left with flower

RIC 1489 (R2); BMC 481 [VESPASIAN]; RSC 375...

April 30, 2020

Vespasian (69-79). AR Denarius  Rome. 74 CE

(18mm 3.07g)

Obv:   Laureate head right; IMP CAES VESP AVG

Rev: COS V; 2 upright laurel trees.

RIC 681

Savoca 31st Blue Auction April 26, 2020. Lot 952

I have been looking for an example of this coin for quite some t...

April 29, 2020

Domitian AR Denarius 81 CE (Group 4)

(18 mm., 2. 83 g.)

Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM; Head laureate right

Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P ; Seat draped, above semicircular frame decorated with three crescents.

RIC 67, BMC 17

Savoca 29th Blue Auction February 23, 2020. Lot...

April 29, 2020

Domitian AR Denarius Struck 88 CE (Third Issue)

(20 mm, 2.96 g)

Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII - LVD SAEC FEC, COS XIII across field Column inscribed LVD SAEC FEC, all within Laurel wreath.

RIC 604, RSC 70, BMC 137

Ex: Luc Co...

April 29, 2020

79-81 CE

(17 mm 3.15 g)

Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right 

Rev: TR P IX IMP XV — COS VIII P P, draped processional chair, triangular frame by decorated with nine Palmattes Lituus under triangular frame.

RIC 124c BMC  61 RSC 313a

Ex: S...

April 29, 2020

Titus. 79-81 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.25 gm; 6h). 

Struck 79 AD June 24 - July 4

Obv: IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate. head right. 

Rev: CERES AVGVST, Ceres stg. l., holding grain ears with poppy and scepter. 

RIC 3 (R), RSC 31a, BMC 105

Akropolis coins coin #289 pur...

April 28, 2020

Vespasian. Silver denarius, RIC II-1 19; RSC II 84; BMCRE II 7; BnF III 7; Cohen I 84 (2f.); SRCV I -, aF, unusual portrait (resembling Vitellius?), bumps and scratches, uneven patina, Rome mint, weight 2.971g, maximum diameter 18.5mm, die axis 180o, c. Jan - Jun 70 A....

April 28, 2020

Vespasian AR denarius 70 CE

Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Laureate head right

Rev: COS ITER TR POT; Neptune standing left foot on prow, with Dolphin and trident

RIC 25 (R) BMC 14, RSC 90

Purchased from Monetarium on Ma-Shops January 13, 2020

I wanted this coin because i...

April 28, 2020

Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius 74, Rome.

3.17 g 

Obv: Head Laureate right IMP CAESAR VESP AVG

Rev:Emperor with branch and scepter on a Curule chair. 


RIC II / 1, 683,  C. 363 BMC 135

Ex: Dr. Busso Peus Nach. January 19, 2018 

Yes, this is another worn coin...

April 28, 2020

Vespasian AR Denarius 79 CE to June 24

(19mm, 3.03g.)


Rev: TR POT X COS VIIII; Capricorn left below globe

RIC 1060 (R) 

Ex: Savoca Auctions 30th blue auction Lot 1505, March 22, 2020. 

This type is seen very frequently...

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