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Triton XV, Lot: 1504. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Vespasian. AD 69-79. Æ Sestertius (31mm, 26.38 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. VF, light brown and pale orichalcum surfaces, trace of pitting on neck. Well centered and struck.

From the Sierra Collection. Ex Garth R. Drewry Collection (Triton VIII, 11 January 2005), lot 1116; Berk BBS 45 (21 October 1986), lot 437.