Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Superb Vespasian Portrait

    Vespasian (69 - 79 AD). AE sestertius (34mm, 25.49 gm, 7h). AD 71 Tarraco. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM TR P P P COS III; laureate head of Vespasian to l. / VICTORIA AVGVSTI; S C in exergue; palm tree; mourning Jewess sits on l. (facing Victory) to r.; Victory stands on l. to r., with l. foot on helmet, inscribing on shield set on tree. Hendin 1508d var. RIC 74,226. Samuels 147 (this coin). Very rare. Dark green patina with areas of red, smoothed in fields, particularly on reverse. Wonderful portrait. Extremely Fine.

    Ex Superior Galleries 12-5-1991 (Bromberg I), 299.
    Ex Leu 33, 3-5-1983, 36.
    Ex Auktion Aes Rude 11-3-1978, 407.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    World and Ancient Coin Bibliography

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2012
    8th-9th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 660

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 2 days left to consign to the 2018 November 7 - 10 Eric P. Newman Education Society Part XI US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You have not just a fine firm but a collection of outstanding individuals whom we consider ourselves privileged to know and now consider friends. From me, and from my heart, I just say thank you for a great job of bringing my collecting life to a gratifying close.
    Eugene G.,
    Lancaster, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 September 6 - 9 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2018 September 6 - 9 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $5,679,024
    2018 September 6 - 11 Long Beach Expo World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2018 September 6 - 11 Long Beach Expo World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED SO FAR $5,895,111
    2018 September 6 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2018 September 6 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $2,743,809