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Lot 164

Estimate: 30'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 24'000 CHF ---
Vespasian, 69 – 79. Aureus, Antiochia 73, AV 7.42 g. IMP VESPAS AVG P M – TRI P P P COS IIII Laureate and draped bust l. Rev. VIRTVS – AVGVSTI Virtus standing r.; l. foot on shield, holding spear and parazonium. C –. BMC –. RIC 1552. RPC 1926 (this obverse die). CBN –. Calicó –, for obverse, cf. 702a (this obverse die).
Of the highest rarity, apparently only the third and the finest specimen known. A very
interesting issue with an unusual portrait struck in high relief. Good very fine
Ex Triton sale XIV, 2011, 675. From the Collection of a Retired Banker.

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