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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 1007. Estimate $10000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $21000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. Æ Sestertius (25.77 gm, 6h). Judaea Capta issue. Rome mint. Struck 71 AD. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head right / IVDAEA CAPTA, S C in exergue, Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated right on cuirass under palm tree; two round shields and spear before; to left, Jew standing right with his hands tied behind his back; two spears, two hexagonal shields, and two round shields behind. RIC II 424; Hendin 773; BMCRE 533 corr. (no spear before Jewess; same reverse die); cf. BN 490; Cohen 234 corr. (CAESAR). EF, wonderful hard green patina, light smoothing in fields. ($10,000)

From the Michael Weller Collection.