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Judaea Capta from the Weller Collection

Triton XXI, Lot: 731. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Vespasian. AD 69-79. Æ Sestertius (33.5mm, 25.67 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 / IVDΛEA CAPTΛ, S C in exergue, palm tree; to left, bound male captive standing right; to right, Jewess seated right on cuirass in attitude of mourning; both figures surrounded by arms. RIC II 159; Hendin 1500; BMCRE 533 corr. (no spear before Jewess; same rev. die); BN 489-90 var. (no spears). EF, wonderful hard green patina, light smoothing in fields, minor cleaning marks.

Ex Michael Weller Collection (Triton VIII, 11 January 2005), lot 1007.