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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 1119. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

DIVUS VESPASIAN. Died 79 AD. AR Denarius (3.60 gm, 7h). Rome mint. Struck under Titus, 80-81 AD. DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, laureate head right / EX S C in exergue, empty quadriga advancing left; dash rail surmounted by statuette of quadriga flanked by Victories holding palms and wreaths; car ornamented with figures of Minerva advancing left and brandishing spear, and garlands. Cf. RIC II 60 (Titus); BMCRE 121 (Titus); BN 95 (Titus); cf. RSC 146. Superb EF, minor lamination on outer edge of reverse. Rare variety. ($3000)