Lot 394. Vespasian. A.D. 69-79. Æ dupondius. Lugdunum, A.D. 77/8.
Vespasian. A.D. 69-79. Æ dupondius (27 mm, 11.30 g, 5 h). Lugdunum, A.D. 77/8. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P, laureate bust of Vespasian right, globe at point of bust / FIDES PVBLICA, S C across field, Fides standing facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopiae. RIC 1210; Lyon 76; BMC 828. Great Lugdunum mint style. Brown patina. Very fine.
From the Expatriate Collection.
The Expatriate Collection
Expatriate comes from the Latin roots ex-, ""away from,"" and patria, ""one's native country."" The Expatriate Collection was formed by an American who has lived abroad for nearly fourteen years in Japan, Europe, Canada, and the Middle East. His collection was formed almost exclusively while living outside the United States.