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Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1746. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $2100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Vespasian. AD 69-79. Æ Sestertius (25.54 g, 6h). "Judaea Capta" issue. Rome mint. Struck AD 71. Laureate head right / IVDEA CAPTA, S C in exergue, palm tree; to left, Vespasian standing right, holding spear and parazonium, left foot on helmet; to right, Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated right on cuirass. RIC II 168; Hendin 775. VF, dark brown patina, traces of green, areas of minor roughness.

From the Macleay Collection. Ex Sotheby’s (4 April 1991), lot 126; Justice Frederic Rockwell Sanborn Collection (Sotheby Parke Bernet, 24 February 1977), lot 226.