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Title: RIC II, part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 849
Keywords: Coins;Images
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Art Department, Rhodes College
Abstract: This coin dates from 76 CE. On the obverse the bust image is raised, facing right. Facial features are clearly visible. Bust posses a protruding chin. Small dots appear as a decorative border around the coin, which only appears filling teh top 1/4 of the coin above the bust's head although the coin appears off center. Parts of the inscription are smoothed away, but the remnants are raised and easily visible. Bust is wearing a laurel crown. The inscription "VESP" begins at the top of the bust's head. The other part of the inscription "AE SAR" begins between the nose and chin and ends just past the forehead on top of bust's head. "IMP" begins at the collar of the robes and runs to just below chin. Reverse: Muscular figure standing facing front. Image is raised. Anatomically, the figure's weight is shifted to the right, with the right hip sticking out and right arm outstretched holding an unknown object, that has been worn away. Anatomically, the left arm is outstretched and curled around a scepter. small dots appear around the edge of teh coin, very close together, but only visible under platform, that the figure stands upon. There is another object that looks like a crown with three points on the platform to the left of the figure.
Description: This coin was acquired by the College on March 23, 2015 as part of a donation by Auben Gray Burkhart, a longtime friend of the College. The coin was digitized and added to DLynx by the Visual Resources Center during summer 2016. For additional information about this coin (including chemical analysis, condition information, measurements, additional provenance, and much more), please see the complete data set for the entire collection available here:
Appears in Collections:Auben Gray Burkhart Coin Collection

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