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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 1070

Vespasian. AD 69-79. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.37 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 76.

Triton XXIV
Lot: 1070.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

Roman Imperial, Coin-in-Hand Video, Gold

Sold For $ 11 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Vespasian. AD 69-79. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.37 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 76. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left / COS VII, heifer of Myron standing right. RIC II 842; Calicó 621; BMCRE 178; BN –; Adda 54; Biaggi 313; Mazzini 116; Peus 371, lot 360 (same dies). Toned, some tiny marks on obverse, chased in area on reverse. EF. High-relief portrait.

Ex Rauch 110 (2 July 2020), lot 232 (hammer €9250); Gorny & Mosch 185 (8 March 2010), lot 242.

The reverse is thought to represent the bronze heifer by Myron, the 5th century BC Athenian sculptor. Vespasian placed the monumental work in his Templum Pacis (Temple of Peace), which was constructed following the close of the Jewish War. The temple complex doubled as a sort of public museum, where many of the spoils from the sack of Jerusalem were displayed alongside prominent works of art.

The final winners of all Triton XXIV lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 January 2021. This lot is in Session Three, which begins 20 January 2021 at 9 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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