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Triton XXII, Lot: 1047. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Vitellius. AD 69. Æ Dupondius (27mm, 14.68 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa late April–20 December AD 69. Λ VITELLIVS GERMΛ IMP ΛVG P M TR P, laureate head right / CONCORDIA AVGVSTI, Concordia seated left, holding patera in her extended right hand over a garlanded altar and cradling a cornucopia with her left arm; S C in exergue. RIC I 162; BMCRE 65; BN 116. Near EF, black patina, light deposits, minor roughness in fields. A spectacular high relief portrait of Vitellius.

From the DMS Collection, purchased from Jonathan Kern, May 2003. Ex Johns Hopkins University Collection (Part I, Numismatic Fine Arts & Bank Leu AG, 16 May 1984), lot 753.