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The Fall of Jerusalem

CNG 108, Lot: 464. Estimate $500.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Vespasian. AD 69-79. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 14.65 g, 12h). Dated “New Holy Year” 3 (AD 70/1). Laureate head right / ЄTOYC NЄOY IЄPOY • Γ (date), eagle standing left on club, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; palm frond to left. McAlee 346; Prieur 124; RPC II 1955. VF, artificial tone, a little overcleaned. Rare.

The date “Holy Year” 3 coincides with the fall of Jerusalem in August of AD 70.