A Distinguished Collection of Roman Bronze Coins, the Property of a Gentleman (15 February 2017)

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Date of Auction: 15th February 2017

Sold for £16,000

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Roman Imperial Coinage, Vitellius, Sestertius, Rome, April-December 69, laureate bust right, a vitellivs germ imp avg p m tr p, rev. pax avgvsti, Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopiæ, s c in field, 29.03g (cf. RIC 157 [reads germa]; BMC p.377; C 62; cf. Sear 2205). Struck on a large flan, nearly extremely fine, dark brown-green patina, extremely rare £4,000-6,000


Provenance: J. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Raymond Serrure Auction (Paris), 25 June 1901; C.E.G. Mackerell Collection, Sotheby Auction, 16-18 May 1906, lot 60; Lord Sidmouth Collection; F. Gnecchi Collection; G. Gallet Collection, Jules Florange/Louis Ciani Auction 73 (Paris), 28 May 1924; Spink NCL May 1940 (G 34).

An impressive coin, celebrating the end of the civil war of 68-9