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Vespasian Denarius

Vespasian Denarius, Emperor AD 69-79, struck AD 74, RIC 77, RSC 364, 18 mm, 2.8 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Vespasian facing right, IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Reverse:  Vespasian seated right, holding a long scepter in his right arm and a branch in his left hand, PON MAX TR P COS V, a lustrous coin with attractive even dark gray toning, a wonderful portrait of Vespasian, detailed emperor and devices on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides with the exception of part of the obverse legend off the flan, all legends are counterclockwise, a very attractive coin indeed, Asking price:  $122 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Vespasian Denarius

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Vespasian Denarius

000_3271.JPG000_3270.JPG000_3269.JPG000_3267.JPG000_3266.JPG000_3264.JPG000_3263.JPG000_3262.JPG000_3260.JPG000_3259.JPG000_3258.JPG000_3257.JPG000_3256.JPG000_3255.JPG000_3254.JPG000_3252.JPG000_3251.JPG000_3250.JPG000_3247.JPG000_3245.JPG000_3244.JPGEmperor AD 69-79, 3.4 gms, posthumous issue by Vespasian’s son Titus in AD 80, minted in Rome, RIC II 62 (for Titus), Obverse: laureate bust of Vespasian facing right, DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, Reverse: EX in field; SC inscribed on a shield, which is resting against a column topped by an urn; the column is flanked by laurel trees, a lustrous coin with just the lightest touch of attractive toning, a wonderful and high relief portrait of Vespasian, and a superb and beautiful reverse with legends and features very clear and sharp, a well centered and struck coin with the exception of the very first part of the obverse legend slightly off the flan, from my research a scarce type, Asking price: $685 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)000_3242.JPG

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Vespasian Denarius

000_3107.JPG000_3105.JPG000_3104.JPG000_3103.JPG000_3101.JPG000_3099.JPG000_3097.JPG000_3096.JPG000_3095.JPG000_3094.JPG000_3092.JPG000_3091.JPG000_3089.JPG000_3087.JPGMinted at Rome AD 80, by Vespasian’s son Titus as a commemoration of his father’s deification in that year, 16.9 X 18.3mm, 3.45 gms, Sear 2568; RSC 497; Van Meter 102, Obverse: laureate bust of Vespasian facing right, DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPANIANVS, Reverse: two capricorns, back to back, with a circular shield resting on them, a small globe below, and SC inscribed on the shield, very lustrous coin, more than my photography shows, very nice portrait, great capricorns, Asking price: $385 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)000_3086.JPG

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