Another Vespasian denarius of Ephesus

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Orfew, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    When I saw this one on Vcoins I did not hesitate. As Ephesian denarii of Vespasian go this one is not a rare one. However, when I saw that the seller wanted 30.00 including shipping I grabbed it. Now it is true that the reverse has a problem-a gouge at the top. However, I love this reverse type. I consider it to be one of the elegant Ephesian reverses for Vespasian. But of course the reason I bought it was the portrait. These portraits are imho some of the best portraits issued under Vespasian.

    Vespasian 69-70 CE AR Denarius Ephesus
    (18mm 3.15g)
    Obv: Laureate head right; IMP CAES VESPAS AVG
    Rev: AVG and symbol in Oak wreath
    RIC 1399
    Purchased from Musa Numismatics June 24, 2020

    Vespasian RIC 1399 new.jpg
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  3. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Looks like someone was cutting it for change, then got something else, making the purchase a full denarius! LOL, is your birthday in AVGvst? :)

    Fine coin! I would have gotten that one if I saw.
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  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice find, especially for the price. Nice portrait.

    Throw this in for good measure.

    Vespasian (69 - 79 A.D.)
    AR Denarius
    O: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, Laureate head right.
    R: CONCORDIA AVGVSTI, Concordia seated left on throne, holding cornucopia and patera.
    Antioch Mint, AD 72-73
    RIC² 1554 ( R2 ) , RSC 74 , 1927
  5. Limes

    Limes Supporter! Supporter

    Nice one @Orfew , and for a great price!
  6. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    Great coin @Orfew and a good deal.
    Vespasian AR Denarius (2.77g, 18mm, 6h). Ephesus, AD 71. IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P, laureate head right / Oak wreath surrounding AVG and monogram. RIC 1422AA.
  7. DonnaML

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    A wonderful portrait, @Orfew.
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  8. Alwin

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    VESPASIAN, denarius
    Ephesus, AD 71
    3.50 g - 18 mm
    S 2269 - C 67 - RIC 329
    IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG P M COS III TR P PP, Laureate head right
    CONCORDIA AVG, Concordia seated left on throne, holding corn ears, poppy and cornucopiae
    EPHE monogram in exergue
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