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Italy: "Vespasian Sestertius" bronze cast copy of Paduan 17th Century forgery based on rare Roman original of Judea Capta theme; 34.5mm, 25.5g. Obv.: laureate head right & leg. "IM
Item code: 0130319

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Sales price $180.00
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Italy: "Vespasian Sestertius" bronze cast copy of Paduan 17th Century forgery based on rare Roman original of Judea Capta theme; 34.5mm, 25.5g. Obv.: laureate head right & leg. "IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III". Rev.: Victory on left writing on buckler against palm-tree, and captive ("Judea") at his foot cryung; leg. "VICTORIA AVGVSTI" & "SC" in exergue. Coin rotation. Typically poor detail of cast copy w/little actual wear; based on original struck in 71 AD, ref: Cohen-625, RIC-468; Thomas-456.