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Vespasian 'o' Mint Denarius

 
 
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 Posted 05/07/2019  11:24 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add orfew to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Whenever I have the chance to grab an 'O' mint denarius I will. I only had one in my collection and this one makes 2. Some speculate that the 'O' mint is Ephesus but no one is 100% sure where these were minted. According to RIC "The location is uncertain and the reason for its production is mysterious". The 'O' is under the bust and is indistinct on my coin. It is near the truncation.

I know the corn is worn and has only a partial legend on the obverse, but I will still gladly welcome this one into my collection. I have always been attracted to the FIDES PUBL denarii. I would love to find the Domitian version.


Vespasian (69 - 79 A.D.) silver denarius.
Unknown 'o' mint Ephesus?, ('O' beneath bust in obverse.
76 A.D.
19mm., 3,00g
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: FIDES PVBL, hands clasped over caduceus. two poppies and two corn-ears
RIC 1475.
Catawiki auction May 7, 2019 Sold by Lucernae

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05/08/2019 08:58 am
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 Posted 05/08/2019  04:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice addition to your collection orfew!

Am I right in saying this is RIC#1475..?
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Thank you. Yes you are correct, it is Ric 1475. Sorry I left that out of the attribution. I have fixed it now.
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 Posted 05/08/2019  09:13 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice addition to the collection. I wasn't aware of the O miknt mark.
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