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Extremely Rare and Attractive Tiber “Judaea Capta” with COS IIII in Obverse Legend

CNG 88, Lot: 1261. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $31000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Vespasian. AD 69-79. Æ Sestertius (35mm, 25.11 g, 5h). “Judaea Capta” commemorative. Rome mint. Struck AD 72-73. IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P P P COS IIII, laureate head right / IVDAEA CAPTA, palm tree; to left, Jew standing right, hands tied behind his back; to right, Jewess seated right on cuirass, in attitude of mourning; both figures surrounded by arms. RIC II 375; Hendin 1516. Good VF, Tiber patina, light roughness on obverse, minor porosity. Bold details. Extremely rare, finest of two known examples.