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Vespasian RIC-848 (2)
AR Denarius, 3.34g
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC 848 (C). BMC 184. RSC 120.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: COS VII across field; Eagle head l. standing on thunderbolt, on Altar. Very uncommon with thunderbolt showing.
Ex Solidus Numismatik Online-Auction 15, 22 May 2017, lot 172.

The more common variant of the type missing thunderbolt in eagle's claws. Somewhat rare with head left.

Worn, but in good style and fine metal.
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FlaviusDomitianus  [Jun 13, 2017 at 02:48 PM]
Another fine addition.
Jay GT4  [Jun 13, 2017 at 03:32 PM]
Nice one
ancientdave  [Jun 14, 2017 at 03:55 AM]
Great coin, with an excellent portrait in fine style. Nice find!
Randygeki(h2)  [Jun 14, 2017 at 03:58 AM]
Cool addition!
jason01 d  [Jun 29, 2017 at 02:14 PM]
Very nice portrait type , very nice !