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Triton XXI, Lot: 732. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Vespasian. AD 69-79. Æ Sestertius (33mm, 24.91 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 71. IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head right / SALVS AVGVSTA, S C in exergue, Salus seated left on chair, holding patera in extended right hand, scepter in left. RIC II 245; BMCRE 574-5; BN 533-4. Near EF, handsome dark green patina, a few cleaning marks. Exceptional portrait.

From the Dr. Allan Smith Collection. Ex Bertolami Fine Arts 24 (22 June 2016), lot 661 (hammer £2400).