David Atherton Posted December 28, 2022 · Member Share Posted December 28, 2022 (edited) As a specialist, it is always a great treat to acquire coins missing from the major collections. My latest addition may be a second known specimen(?) ... Vespasian Æ Dupondius, 13.08g Rome mint, 72-73 AD Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII; Head of Vespasian, radiate, r. Rev: ROMA VICTRIX; S C in exergue; Roma std. l. on cuirass, with Victory and spear RIC 397 (R2). BMC -. BNC -. Acquired from Moneta Romana, December 2022. A rare dupondius depicting Roma on the reverse, seated on a cuirass and holding a spear in one hand and Victory in the other. She is dressed in the guise of an Amazon warrior, a typical attribute for her on the coinage during the Flavian era. This scarce variety is missing from both the BM and Paris collections. Only two specimens are cited by RIC: one in Budapest and the other from a 1972 Rauch auction (this coin?). If anyone has access to the Rauch Auction 11 catalogue please PM or message me! I would like to know if the above coin is the same specimen listed in the catalogue (lot 247), or at the very least a die match. Again, as always, thank you for looking and happy holidays! Edited December 28, 2022 by David Atherton 26 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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