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Ex Huntigton Collection and Boscoreale Hoard

Triton XXI, Lot: 730. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $17000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Vespasian. AD 69-79. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.16 g, 9h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 72. IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P IIII P P COS IIII, laureate head right / PACI AVGVSTI, Pax-Nemesis advancing right, pulling out fold of drapery and holding winged caduceus pointed at snake gliding right, head erect. RIC II 1180; Lyon 56; Calicó 656; BMCRE 403-6; BN 307-8; Biaggi 331. Near EF, red tone in the devices (“Boscoreale toning”).

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Archer M. Huntington Collection (HSA 1001.1.22292, Part I, Numismatica Ars Classica 67, 17 October 2012), lot 131; 1895 Boscoreale Hoard.