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Vespasian AR Denarius 69-70 CE (Group 2)

Vespasian AR Denarius (69-70 CE)

3.05 g

Obv: Laureate head right; IMP CAES VESPAS AVG

Rev: Ceres std left on ornate high-backed chair, with corn ears and poppy and cornucopiae, mintmark in exergue; CONCORDIA AVG

RIC 1400, RSC 65, BMC 429*

Roman Silver Coins from the Michael Kelly Collection

Ex: Spink Numismatic e-Circular 1 - Part I - Ancient Coins featuring the Michael Kelly and Nomos Brasiliana Collections Lot 214. February 13 2020.

I like coins with provenance so I was very happy to add this one from the Michael Kelly collection. This coin was struck very early in the reign of Vespasian in Ephesus. I really like these coins from Ephesus. The portrait style is unmistakable and interesting.I really like this portrait. The style is undeniably that of Ephesus.

I hope that this will not be the last Ephesian denarius of Vespasian that I will add to my collection.

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