VESPASIAN BRONZE SESTERTIUS – EXTREMELY RARE ISSUE WITH PAX BURNING ARMS EX SAMEL COLLECTION – VF FINE STYLE NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERIAL COIN OF THE 12 CAESARS (Inv. 15291)
ROMAN EMPIRE. VESPASIAN , AD 69-79
Bronze Sestertius, 26.11 g., 33 mm, struck at Rome, AD 71
Obv. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate bust of Vespasian right.
Rev. PAX AVG, Pax standing right, holding an oliver branch and igniting pile of weapons in front of burning altar, column with statue of Minerva at left, shield and spear propped against base.
RIC 95 (Rarity R2); BN 520.
Ex Samel Collection, no. 2292, acquired from Auctiones Basel 11, 9/301980, lot 428.
NGC graded VF, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5, FINE STYLE, extremely rare issue of Vespasian.