Vespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.58 g, 6 h), uncertain mint in Asia Minor (Ephesus?), 76. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to right; below neck, annulet. Rev. COS - VII Eagle standing slightly to left on altar, wings spread and head to right. BMC -. Cohen -. RIC 1471. RPC II 1451B.3 (this coin). Extremely rare, the finest of apparently just four known examples. The reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
From the Viggo collection of Flavian Imperial Coins from provincial mints, Numismatica Ars Classica 125, 23 June 2021, 578, ex Tradart, 18 December 2014, 271 corr. (misattributed to Rome) and Tradart, 17 November 1994, 164 corr. (misattributed to Rome).