COPPER AS OF VESPASIAN, LUGDUNUM, AD 77-78.

COPPER AS OF VESPASIAN, LUGDUNUM, AD 77-78.

295.00

Obverse: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P, Laureate head of Vespasian facing right, globe at base of neck.

Reverse: S C, Victory flying left, holding shield inscribed S P Q R in right hand.

RIC: 1240. [Lugdunum, AD 77-78].

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 11.3 g.

An extremely fine copper As of Vespasian, struck in Lugdunum towards the end of his reign. The reverse design of Victory alighting is a revival of a classic Neronian type. A rare coin with an exquisite deep green, glossy patina and superb details.

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