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CNG 111, Lot: 674. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $5200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Vespasian. AD 69-79. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.28 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck January-June AD 71. IMP CAES VE SP AVG P M, laureate head right / TRI PO T II COS III P P, Pax, draped, seated left, holding olive branch in extended right hand and winged caduceus in left. RIC II 40; Calicó 688b (this coin as illustrated); BMCRE 60 var. (breaks in legends); BN 42-3 var. (break in rev. legend); Biaggi –; Jameson –; Mazzini –. Near EF, underlying luster.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 67 (22 September 2004), lot 1354; Triton VI (14 January 2003), lot 833.