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74 NGC Ch VF Vespasian Denarius Roman Empire Winged Caduceus Hermes COS V (23111001C)

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  • Choice Very Fine dated Emperor Vespasian Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
  • Struck at Rome 74 CE (COS V).
  • Realistic portrait of the first Flavian Emperor.
  • The Flavians, unlike the Julio-Claudians before them, were Italian gentry, not Roman aristocracy. They restored stability to Rome following the reign of Nero.
  • RIC 75, RSC 362, 3.32g, approx 18mm.
  • Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head of Vespasian right.
  • Reverse: PON MAX TR P COS V, winged caduceus.
  • Caduceus is usually represented as two snakes winding up the length of a central staff, often surmounted by wings. According to the mythology, it was created when Hermes threw his staff at two snakes in the attempt to end a fight between them.
  • Certified by NGC to Ch VF.