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Vespasian AR Denarius 71 CE

Vespasian AR Denarius Rome Mint. 71 CE

Obv:Head laureate right; IMP CAES VESP AVG PM

Rev: Vesta seated left with simpulum; PON MAX

RIC 45; BMC 55; RSC 358

Ex: ebay seller sjmint


Here is a very uncommon common coin for Vespasian. I liked the portrait and I liked the unusual for the issue reverse legend across the fields. Go ahead and do a search and see what you come up with. Maybe at first it seems common until that is you decide to try to find one. It is far more common to se the same coin with TRI POT across the fields. Maybe this one gets overlooked because we are so used to seeing the TRI POT version. In fact there are only 2 in the Forum Ancient Coins member galleries and this coin is one of them.

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