Vespasian, 69-79. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 27.5 mm, 12.98 g, 6 h), Rome, 72-73. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII Radiate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. PAX AVGVSTA / S - C Pax standing to left, holding an olive branch in her right hand and a caduceus in her left. BMC-. BN -. Cohen -. RIC² 393. With a wonderfully powerful and noble portrait of Vespasian and a very attractive glossy, dark green patina. Edges struck flat on the obverse at 5°-8° and from 9°-1°on the reverse; the head of Pax struck flat, otherwise, extremely fine.
From a European collection, ex Numismatica Ars Classica 114, 6 May 2019, 645.
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