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143, Lot: 210. Estimate $150.
Sold for $115. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Vespasian. AD 69-79. Æ As (28mm, 12.04 g). Judaea Capta issue. Rome mint. Struck AD 71. Laureate head right / Victory standing on prow right, holding wreath and palm. RIC II 503; Cohen 632. VF, green patina, reverse a little rough.

The reverse type refers to Titus' capture of Jerusalem in October 70, an event which brought the Jewish War to a close. A massive coinage was issued in 71 following Titus' return from the East, and there are a variety of types (the most notable being those with the legend "JVDAEA CAPTA") commemorating the Roman victory. Vespasian shared this reverse with both of his sons as we find coins of this type in all three names.