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Calicó Plate Coin — Ex J. P. Morgan

Triton XV, Lot: 1509. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Titus. As Caesar, AD 69-79. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.32 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck under Vespasian, AD 73. T CAES IMP VESP CENS, laureate head right / PAX AVG, Pax standing left, leaning on column to right, holding olive-branch and winged caduceus over tripod to left. RIC II 552 (Vespasian); Calicó 746 (this coin illustrated); Morgan 91 (this coin). Good VF, toned. Struck on a broad flan.

From the Sierra Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 70 (21 September 2005), lot 900; RLS Collection (Coin Galleries, 11 February 1988), lot 11; J. P. Morgan Collection (Coin Galleries, 14 September 1983), lot 65; Strozzi Collection, 1864.