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Legio X Fretensis

360, Lot: 326. Estimate $150.
Sold for $170. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Sebaste. Domitian. 81-96 CE. Æ (25mm, 16.07 g, 12h). Dated CY 109 (81/2 CE). Laureate head right; c/m: LXF (= Legio X Fretensis) within rectangular incuse / Tyche standing left, resting right foot on uncertain object, holding globe and scepter; [L] ΘP (date) to upper left. Rosenberger 4 (with c/m); Sofaer 1 (with c/m); SNG ANS 1068 (with c/m); RPC II 2226. For c/m: Howgego 733. VF, some doubling.

The Legio X Fretensis played a significant role during the First Jewish War and remained stationed in the region until the 4th century