David Atherton Posted June 24, 2022 · Member Share Posted June 24, 2022 (edited) Admittedly, nothing earth shattering here, just an average Vespasian dupondius with decent style and fabric. I couldn't resist it! Vespasian Æ Dupondius, 12.53g Rome mint, 73 AD Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS IIII CENS; Head of Vespasian, radiate, l. Rev: FELICITAS PVBLICA; S C in field; Felicitas stg. l., with caduceus and cornucopiae RIC 581 (C). BMC 661. BNC 652. Acquired from CGB.fr, June 2022. In 73 Vespasian and Titus Caesar held a joint censorship which was duly recorded on the coinage (CENS). The Felicitas on the reverse symbolises the prosperity and abundance Vespasian has brought to the empire after a period of turmoil. It is easily one of the commonest reverse types struck for the dupondius issues during Vespasian's reign. Please post your handsome, run-of-the-mill coins. Thanks for looking! Edited June 24, 2022 by David Atherton 15 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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