Nothing overtly spectacularly new this week - just an average, ordinary Vespasian middle bronze. Vespasian Æ As, 10.55g Rome mint, 71 AD RIC 322 (R). BMC 612. Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r. Rev: S C in field; Eagle stg. facing on globe, wings open, head r. Ex eBay 20 November, 2018. Ex Heritage. The eagle on globe type was sparingly struck at Rome on the As issues. Introduced during the great bronze mintage of 71, the type harkens back to a similar reverse struck for Divus Augustus under Tiberius and symbolises Vespasian as Augustus' worthy successor. The type was struck much more frequently at Lugdunum. I won this piece on eBay last month but just now got around to cataloguing and photographing it. Although not a 'wow' type of coin, it has a certain dignified beauty. The lovely dark green patina helps. It's not fully cleaned, even so, I'll keep it as is. Feel free to post your average/ordinary coins!