Ancient Rome Vespasian Sestertius with Victory 69AD to 79AD
Vespasian, founder of the Flavian dynasty, ruled Rome from AD 69 to AD 79. This base-metal sestertius is one of the more valuable patterns of his many coins. Weight of the sestertius range between 23 and 28 grams. Typical catalog values run like this:
worn: $500 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1400
well preserved: $3200
All ancient coins stand on their own merits, so the values above are very, very approximate. The coin in our picture sold during 2012 for $1600 by Gemini Auctions. CoinQuest thanks Gemini for use of their coin photo.
Watch out for fakes. There are several known. On the other side, there is a genuine sestertius with Vespasian facing left, Victory facing right, and the kneeling Jewess facing left which is worth about 10 times the values above. Nice!
, Genre: Ancient
Requested by: Miss D, Sun, 05-Jan-2014 00:50:46 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 05-Jan-2014 21:17:28 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 30-Dec-2015 02:48:12 GMT
Requester description: Laureate head left - IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM TR PPP COS III Victory standing right, with left foot on helmet, inscribing with her right hand a shield held in her left hand and set on a palm tree - VICTORIA AVG SC
Tags: ancient rome vespasian sestertius victory romana roman romanorum romen romanorvm roma vesparian vespa vespasianvs vespasianus victoriae victories laureate laurel head imp caes caesar avg cos iii standing stand foot helmet hat hand shield set palm tree victoria sc laurels laurl ceasar ceaser caeser ceasars aavg cosii cosiii cosiiii stands helmeted hood caps headband hooded bonnet cap helmit helmets headdress arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon setting sets palmetto fronds palms frond victoriad viktoria victotia vicoria victoriya victor angel cherubs angels cherub angelic pine oak