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78001737

Pedigreed Vitellius As

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1737. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $2100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Vitellius. AD 69. Æ As (10.60 g, 6h). Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Laureate head left, globe at point of bust / Libertas standing facing, head right, holding pileus and scepter. RIC I 44. Good VF, dark green patina. Bold portrait.


Ex Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection (Sotheby’s New York, 19 June 1991), lot 716; Dr. E. P. Nicolas Collection (Kampmann, Paris, 1982), lot 245.