Another non Rome mint Vespasian

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Orfew, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    The non Rome Flavian denarii of Vespasian have a definite charm to them. For me I love the portrait styles of the eastern mints, but I have to admit that the mint at Lyon was turning out some great coins. At first glance this may look like a RIC 6. However, it is the Lyon mint instead.

    My new purchase is in fact a duplicate. My first example is in the photo below. The portrait has tons of character.
    Vespasian Ric 1124.jpg

    The new acquisition is better condition wise overall regarding the legends remaining on both the obverse and reverse, but I like the portrait on the first coin better.

    Many thanks to @Jay GT4 for alerting me to the presence of this coin in the Forum shop. :D

    Vespasian AR Denarius Lyon Lugdunum (Lyon, France) 71 A.D.;
    (17.5mm, 2.567g, die axis 225o,)
    Obv: laureate head right; IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG TR P,
    Rev: Titus and Domitian seated left, side by side on curule chairs, each holding a laurel branch in extended right handTITVS ET DOMITIAN CAESARES PRIN IVEN,
    RIC II-1 1124 (R); RSC II 541a; BMCRE II p. 80, 393; Lyon 16; BnF III -; Hunter I -; SRCV I
    Purchased from Forum Ancient coins July 10, 2020

    Screenshot 2020-07-10 11.48.25.png
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  3. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    I like that portrait style too. Neat coins!
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