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Exceptional Temple of Vesta

Triton XXI, Lot: 734. Estimate $25000.
Sold for $25000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Vespasian. AD 69-79. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.09 g, 1h). Rome mint. Struck AD 73. IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN, laureate head right / VES TA, Temple of Vesta: round-domed, tetrastyle temple, four steps leading up to it; statue of Vesta dancing within, flanked by statue to left and right of Temple. RIC II 515; Calicó 690a (same obv. die as illustration); BMCRE 107; BN 92; Biaggi 340. Choice EF, lustrous.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Roma XI (7 April 2016), lot 782.