Vespasian Æ Dupondius, 8.76g Lyon mint, 77-78 AD Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, radiate, r.; globe at point of bust Rev: PAX AVG; S C in field; Pax stg. l., leaning on column, with caduceus and branch RIC 1218A (R3). BMC -. BNC -. Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, July 2021. In 77-78 Lugdunum (modern Lyon) after a hiatus of several years struck a decently sized issue of bronze coinage, presumably to address a shortage in the Western provinces. The Pax leaning on column type was fleetingly struck on the dupondius for the issue. One unique laureate specimen is cited by RIC (#1219) and the unpublished Addenda & Corrigenda cites one unique radiate example (#1218A). This dupondius is the second known radiate specimen and a die match with coin cited in the A&C. The reverse is likely based on a well known cult image of Pax. Feel free to share your run-of-the-mill rarities!