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Vespasian RIC-847 (2)
AR Denarius, 3.08g
Rome Mint, 76 AD
RIC 847 (C2). BMC 180. RSC 121.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: COS VII across field; Eagle head l. standing on thunderbolt, on Altar. Very uncommon with thunderbolt showing.
Acquired from Marc Walter, December 2016.

RIC describes this type as eagle with thunderbolt in claws. More commonly this type is seen without thunderbolt, as seen here. Oddly, it is not mentioned that there are two different variants in the catalogue.

Struck on a large flan in good mid-period style.
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Randygeki(h2)  [Jan 10, 2017 at 06:58 AM]
Congrats on anotherThunderbolt
Mat  [Jan 10, 2017 at 01:17 PM]
Congrats on the find!