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Vespasian RIC-846
AR Denarius, 2.90g
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC 846 (R). BMC p. 34 note. RSC 122a.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: COS VII across field; Eagle head r. standing on thunderbolt, on Altar. Very uncommon with thunderbolt showing.
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

A fairly rare denarius with portrait left and the head of the eagle to the right. Variant lacking thunderbolt.

Deep toning combined with an artistic portrait makes this a wonderful coin with plenty of in hand eye appeal.

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Jay GT4  [May 02, 2011 at 07:59 PM]
Great features on old Vespasian!
rexesq  [May 31, 2011 at 12:18 PM]
Very nice, I have wanted one of these types for quite some time.... great example.
ancientdave  [May 12, 2014 at 03:51 AM]
Wow! Stunning portrait!!
Molinari  [Apr 02, 2016 at 01:42 PM]
Really nice!