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Beautiful Patinated Sestertius

Vespasian (69 - 79 AD). AE sestertius (35mm, 30.40gm, 12h). AD 71 Rome. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM TR P P P COS III; laureate head of Vespasian to r. / IVDEA CAPTA; S C in exergue; palm tree; male captive on l., stands facing r., on r. mourning Jewess sits to r. on cuirass, arms around both figures. Hendin 1500b. RIC 71,161. BMC 543. Samuels 146 (this coin). Rare. Beautiful and natural light green patina. Extremely Fine.

In contrast to the previous sestertius, this example displays a perfect and untouched light green patina, with no signs of even minimal cleaning, smoothing or tooling.



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