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Vespasian RIC-845
AR Denarius, 3.51g
Rome mint, 76 AD
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.
RIC 845 (C2). BMC 179. RSC 122. BNC 159.

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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Noah  [Feb 02, 2008 at 01:12 AM]
very pleasing portrait