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 Posted 03/15/2012  3:16 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Archraz to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I just recently picked this one up, and, honestly, I don't have any questions to ask. Rather, I just want to show off my first coin of Vespasian. This is RIC II96 Minted in Rome in 76CE. Any thoughts on my coin?



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 Posted 03/15/2012  3:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dougsmit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
While worn and off center it is a type you just don't see all the time and it is clearly what it is. I have Vespasian's not any better that are noy nearly as interesting.
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 Posted 03/15/2012  3:48 pm  Show Profile Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting coin. Very nice.
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 Posted 03/15/2012  3:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DVCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting coin--and Vespasian had quite an imposing profile.
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 Posted 03/15/2012  4:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting coin. I haven't seen this reverse so it must be somewhat scarce. Nice pickup. Also, Vespasian is one of my favorites from the fist century. Very successful as a Legate.
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 Posted 03/15/2012  6:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a few silver denarii of good silver, but in poor condition. They are scarcer than late Roman bronzes that are difficult it ID properly, but the fun of identifying them properly is perhaps greater, just because they are silver.
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 Posted 03/15/2012  9:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JimR to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Interesting coin--and Vespasian had quite an imposing profile.


I agree. Vespasian is one of the most if not the most intimidating looking emperors in my opinion.
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 Posted 03/15/2012  11:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oxos to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think one of the best emperor's of the 12 as well. Nice reverse.
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 Posted 03/15/2012  11:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VisigothKing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice pickup.
"For as long as Belisarius lives, it is impossible for him to relinquish this city." - Roman general Belisarius, responding to a group of Gothic envoys, during the Gothic siege of Rome in 537 AD

Attributed coins in my collection so far - Roman: 241, Byzantine: 44, Post-Roman Germanic: 24
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 Posted 03/16/2012  1:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Archraz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, everyone!
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 Posted 03/16/2012  3:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add giano to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
always great and impressive vespasian's profile.....
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 Posted 03/16/2012  5:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MartiVltori to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I love that reverse type.
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 Posted 03/16/2012  9:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oxos to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice example! I thought I would share the only Vespasian I have, courtesy of JW. Not quite as nice as yours but I'm happy with it.



IMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII, Laureate head right, AVGVR TRI POT, sacrificial implements: Simpulum, aspergillum, jug and lituus. 72-73 AD. 3.24 grams, 17.5mm. Rome mint.
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 Posted 03/19/2012  1:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Archraz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the input, everyone!

I also am a bit curious as to the value of my coin. I paid (with shipping) about $68. Do you think that I did alright?
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