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79 NGC Ch XF DIVVS Vespasian Denarius Titus Capricorns Roman Empire 5/5 (23120701C)

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  • Choice Extremely Fine Emperor Vespasian Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
  • Commemorative type struck at Rome 79 CE to celebrate the Consecration of Vespasian by his son Emperor Titus.
  • RIC 63, RSC 497 (rated as Scarce), Foss 29 (attributed to 79 CE), 3.52g, approx 17mm.
  • Historically significant Flavian Dynasty issue to mark the succession of Titus to the throne and to celebrate the Consecration (DIVVS) of Vespasian.
  • 79 CE, year of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii.
  • Superb, realistic portrait!
  • Obverse: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, laureate head of Vespasian right.
  • Reverse: SC on shield supported by two capricorns, below a globe.
  • Certified by NGC to Ch XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5. Rare with 5/5 subgrades!
  • Lightly toned with lustrous surfaces, very attractive in hand!