Vespasian AE AS, "Victoria Navalis" Judaea Capta type, Very Fine+, 71 C.E.

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VESPASIAN AE AS - "VICTORIA NAVALIS"

RIC 79, Very Fine+, 28mm, 11.11 grams, Struck Circa. 71 C.E., Rome Mint
 
Obverse: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III around laureate head of Vespasian to right

Reverse: Victory standing to right on prow, holding wreath and palm, VICTORIA NAVALIS around, S C across fields

A very handsome example, struck on a broad flan, with a wonderful hard stable patina!  (See a similar, probably poorer example, which recently took in over $600 at the New York Sale https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=6672992)

Whereas the more generic Victoria Avgvsti on prow may also be a Judaea Capta type, the Victoria Navalis series is more likely so, as a type designed by Flavians celebrating their naval victory, most likely on the Sea of Galilee during the early stages of the First Jewish Revolt against Rome.

Ex: S. Mousaieff Collection