VESPASIAN BRONZE DUPONDIUS – BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED CONCORDIA AVGVSTI TYPE EX 1935 FRANZ TRAU COLLECTION SALE – AU FINE STYLE NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERIAL COIN OF THE TWELVE CAESARS (Inv. 12085)
ROMAN EMPIRE. VESPASIAN, AD 69-79 AD
Bronze As, 14.30 g., mm., minted at Rome, AD 71
Obv. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, radiate head right.
Rev. CONCORDI-A AVGVSTI, Concordia enthroned, holding cornucopia and pateria, sacrificing over altar, SC in exergue.
RIC 265; BMC 588; Cohen 71; Sear 2345.
Provenance: Franz Trau Collection, Part I, Gilhofer & Ranschburg/Adolph Hess Auction 228 (Vienna), 22 May 1935, lot 652 (see attached images of the original catalogue).
NGC graded AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, FINE STYLE, struck from stylistically exceptional dies, full of detail, and with a particularly expressive portrait of Vespasian.