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Ex Bolla and Mazzini Collections

Triton XXI, Lot: 737. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $14000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Titus. As Caesar, AD 69-79. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.20 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Vespasian, AD 75. T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN, laureate head right / PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Victory, draped, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm frond upright in left, standing left on ‘cista mystica’, on either side of which is a snake, coiling up on its tail, facing inwardly. RIC II 785 (Vespasian); Calicó 750; BMCRE 173-4 (Vespasian); BN 151 (Vespasian; same rev. die); Biaggi 369; Mazzini 163* (this coin). EF. Well centered and struck.


From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Roma III (31 March 2012), lot 421; Ferruccio Bolla Collection (Tkalec, 28 February 2007), lot 24; Giuseppe Mazzini Collection, 163*.