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ANCIENT THEMES. Vespasian. AD 69-79. Gilt Æ “Sestertius” (33mm, 22.43 g, 6h). Paduan type. Later cast after Giovanni da Cavino, 1500-1570. Laureate head right / Overhead view of the Colosseum; to left, Meta Sudans; to right, a portion of a building. Johnson & Martini 1564-74; Klawans 6. A few casting bubbles on reverse. Near EF. Rare as gilt piece.

Ex Richard Baker Collection.