David Atherton Posted June 17, 2022 · Member Share Posted June 17, 2022 I couldn't resist this one - the multi-hue patina combined with a stylish portrait is quite eye catching! A coin that Van Gogh may have appreciated. Vespasian Æ Semis, 7.53g Antioch mint, undated Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l. Rev: S C; in laurel wreath RPC 2011 (12 spec.). Acquired from David Connors, June 2022. An undated issue of leaded bronze coins with Latin legends were struck at Antioch sometime between 76 and 78. They can be distinguished from an earlier Rome mint issue with similar designs by the local style and 12 o'clock die axis. Production of the series likely commenced soon after the Rome issue had run its course. This semis likely dates between 76-78 and is very close in style to the contemporary Cypriot tetradrachms struck at Antioch. Please post your coins with unusual or colourful patinas. Thank you for looking! 12 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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