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A Fine But Flawed Sestertius

David Atherton

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I got this one back in July and only now have gotten around to unboxing it. It was cheap due to a few scrapes on the obverse.



Æ Sestertius, 22.77g
Rome mint, 72-73 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P P P COS IIII; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: S C in field; Mars adv. r., with trophy and spear
RIC 384 (R). BMC 621. BNC 609.
Acquired from Petra Klein, July 2023.

Vespasian's bronze coinage output in 72-73 was quite meagre compared to the vast issues of 71. This rare Mars variety is a carry-over from those massive issues. Struck just prior to Vespasian holding the censorship.


In hand.



Please share your flawed but fine coins.

Thank you for looking!

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