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Lot 4139

Vitellius, AD 69. AE Dupondius (13.95g) minted at Rome, September-October AD 69. A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG P M TR P. Laureate head right of Vitellius. Reverse: PAX AVGVSTI. Pax (Peace) standing left, holding olive branch in right hand, cornucopiae in left; in fields, S C. Sear 2211; RIC 146. Glossy uniform reddish-brown patina. A magnificent example of fine portrait engraving in high relief. Absolutely superb and possibly the finest known bronze of Vitellius. Nearly Mint State.
Estimated Value $15,000 - 20,000.
The Hunter Collection; Ex Antiqua II, 1975, Lot 33; Numismatica Ars Classica The Gil Steinberg Collection, 16 Nov. 1994, lot 279; Ex Leu 18, 1977, Lot 307.

Realized $86,250

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