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Vespasian RIC-845
AR Denarius, 3.51g
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC 845 (C2). BMC 179. RSC 122.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: COS VII across field; Eagle head r. standing on thunderbolt, on Altar. Very uncommon with thunderbolt showing.

The scarcer right facing eagle of this common type. Variant missing thunderbolt.

A much better coin in hand than the picture would lead you to believe. Surprisingly I had a tough time finding this minor variant in decent condition.
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Album name:Vespasian70 / Imperial Coinage of Vespasian
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Date added:Nov 06, 2007
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Noah  [Feb 02, 2008 at 01:12 AM]
very pleasing portrait