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Vespasian - Lugdunum - RIC II Vespasian 481


Ae Dupondius Obv:– IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS III, Radiate head right, globe at tip of neck Rev:– VICTORIA NAVALIS S - C, Victory standing right on prow, holding wreath and palm Minted in Lugdunum. A.D. 71 Reference:– Cohen 633. RIC II Vespasian 481 var From Curtis Clay:- “A coin like yours, from the same obv. die, was in M&M's Voirol Sale of 1968, lot 385, ex Hall Sale, 1950, lot 1203. A second spec. from that same die pair is publ. by Giard, Lyon, 42/1a, pl. XLIII, Coll. Gricourt. BMC 809 pl. 38.7 has obv. CAESAR not CAES and a broader portrait on shorter neck. Paris doesn't have this type on a COS III dup. of Vesp. at Lugdunum, but their As, Paris 812 pl. LXVII, is from the same rev. die as your dupondius!"

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