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Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1742. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $2850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Vespasian. AD 69-79. Æ Sestertius (25.22 g, 6h). "Judaea Capta" issue. Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 77-78. Laureate head right, globe at point of bust / IVDAEA CAPTA, S C in exergue, palm tree; to left, Vespasian standing right, holding spear and parazonium, left foot on helmet; to right, Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated right on cuirass. RIC II 1204; Hendin -; Lyon 73. VF, light brassy-brown patina, light porosity. Very rare.

From the Macleay Collection.