Ancient Coins: ROMAN IMPERIAL BRONZE: Vespasian, 69-79 A.D.
AE Sestertius, 24.05g. 32mm. Rome, 71 A.D. IMP CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS III. Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rv. FORTVNAE REDVCI S C. Fortuna standing to left holding olive branch and rudder resting on globe in her right hand and cornucopia in her left hand. BMC 529. RIC 230. BN 484. Bold portrait and an exceptionally fine style reverse with intricate drapery; lovely green patina and virtually as struck.
This coin published: M. Bendenoun, "Coins of the Ancient World, A Portrait of the JDL collection, " Geneve, 2009, #54.
Ex: Bank Leu, Zurich, Auction 50, April 25, 1990, lot 290
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