Genuine ancient Roman Empire silver denarius, dated by titles (COS VI) to 75 AD, RIC 89.
Emperor Vespasian, ruled 69 to 79 AD and established the Flavian Dynasty with son's Titus and Domitian who were also emperors.
Silver denarius: approx 19mm, 2.93g.
Assessed by NGC as genuine, but not encapsulated due to concerns about the coin stability in the NGC holder. For this coin the problem is the edges where one or more holder prongs would make contact. David Vagi, director NGC Ancients, confirmed with us that the coin would have been labeled as "not genuine" if that was applicable, therefore the coin is a genuine ancient denarius.
Pedigree: Ex. Coin Galleries MBS, 8/19/1987, Lot 151.
Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: COS VI, Eagle standing on cippus, head to right. (Note: cippus is a boundary stone).