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 XIV, 2011, 675 and NAC 111, 2018, 164 sales. From the collection of a Retired Banker.
|Price realized||18'000 CHF|
|Starting price||12'000 CHF|