Denarius of Vespasian

This Roman silver coin came in from Glyn Peak, who asked if I could provide him with a valuation.

Glyn’s find is a Roman denarius of Vespasian, whose dates are AD 69-79. On the obverse, facing right, is a laureate head of the emperor and a legend that reads IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG. On the reverse is a pair of oxen under a yoke and a brief COS VIII legend.

In volume II of David Sear’s Roman Coins and Their Values denarii like this one are listed as number 2289. The type was struck at Rome during AD 77-78.

Valuation

This is a scarce type but the overall condition could be better. Both sides are slightly off centre and I would grade the coin no higher than Fine to good Fine. As it stands, my price range would be £50 – £60.

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