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Happy birthday DR!

A favorite Vespasians of mine for the occasion:

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Vespasian
MAKEDON. Koinon . ( 69 - 79 AD). Ae. Obv: Laureate head left . ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤ [ΩΡ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ] ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΣ. Rev: ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ. Makedonian Shield. RPC 333. SNG COP. 1336. Rare. Condition: Extremely Fine. Weight: 8.82 g. Diameter: 23 mm. Purchased from: Papillon

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My latest Vespasian is a rare Domitian-mule from Ephesus.  The only reason I know this is because of the expertise of @David Atherton.  I posted this recently on CT:  https://www.cointalk.com/threads/two-rare-o-mint-mules.407517/

Vespasian - Ephesus Denarius Spes PRINCEPS IVVENTVT RIC 1479 - MINEpic0.jpg


Adding to my excitement, I believe it is a die-match to David's coin in the OP - mine is much more worn, but the elements I can see seem to match both obverse and reverse - note the laurel ties, big neck folds, reverse legend arrangement around Spes, etc.:

Vespasian - Ephesus Denarius Spes PRINCEPS IVVENTVT RIC 1479 - MINEpic0COMP.jpg
 
 
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8 hours ago, Marsyas Mike said:

My latest Vespasian is a rare Domitian-mule from Ephesus.  The only reason I know this is because of the expertise of @David Atherton.  I posted this recently on CT:  https://www.cointalk.com/threads/two-rare-o-mint-mules.407517/

Vespasian - Ephesus Denarius Spes PRINCEPS IVVENTVT RIC 1479 - MINEpic0.jpg


Adding to my excitement, I believe it is a die-match to David's coin in the OP - mine is much more worn, but the elements I can see seem to match both obverse and reverse - note the laurel ties, big neck folds, reverse legend arrangement around Spes, etc.:

Vespasian - Ephesus Denarius Spes PRINCEPS IVVENTVT RIC 1479 - MINEpic0COMP.jpg
 
 

A remarkable rarity in any condition! 

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The protrait of this Vespasian, a silver tetradrachm, was the main reason I bought it. It is somehow so vivid, so realistic, so alive. Of course, it's all a matter of subjective taste. But I think it's a very lively portrait.

 

Imperator Caesar Vespasianus Augustus; Reign: Vespasianus, Roman Imperial; Mint: Antiochia ad Orontem, Syria; Date: 69 AD; Nominal: Tetradrachm; Material: Silver; Diameter: 26.4mm; Weight: 14.77g; Reference: Wruck 78; Reference: Prieur 135; Reference: RPC II 1971; Obverse: Laureate head of Vespasian, right; Inscription: ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟϹ ΟΥΕϹΠΑϹΙΑΝΟϹ; Translation: Autokrator Kaisaros Sebastos Ouespasianos; Translation: Imperator Caesar Augustus Vespasianus; Reverse: Eagle with wreath in beak on a club to left; in left field, palm branch; Inscription: ΕΤΟΥϹ ΝΕΟΥ ΙΕΡΟΥ Α; Translation: Etous neou ierou Alpha; Translation: First new sacred year.

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