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CNG 106, Lot: 720. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Vitellius. AD 69. Æ Sestertius (36mm, 25.90 g, 6h). Rome mint. Λ VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG P M TR P, laureate and draped bust right / S C across field, Mars, helmeted and nude but for flowing cloak, advancing right, holding spear in right hand and legionary aquila over left shoulder. RIC I 121; BMCRE 60; BN 95; S 2208 var. (this coin). Good VF, brown surfaces, flan crack.

Ex Triton XV (4 January 2012), lot 1502; Michael Weller Collection (Triton VIII, 11 January 2005), lot 1006; Kovacs FPL 28 (Spring 1995), no. 53; Numismatic Fine Arts XXVI (14 August 1991), lot 224.