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Triton XV, Lot: 1503. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Vespasian. AD 69-79. Æ Sestertius (33mm, 25.54 g, 6h). “Judaea Capta” commemorative. Rome mint. Struck AD 71. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head right / IVDAEA CAPTA, palm tree; to left, Vespasian standing right, with left foot set on helmet, holding vertical spear in right hand and cradling parazonium in left arm; to right, Jewess seated right on cuirass, propping her head on her left hand in attitude of mourning; S C in exergue. RIC II 167; Hendin 1543 (Lyon); BMCRE 543-4; BN 498. Good VF, pleasing green patina with a few spots of red, some minor cleaning marks.

From the Patrick H. C. Tan Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 54 (24 March 2010), lot 363.