Aureus with bust of Domitian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 88–89


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.61 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2010.1006

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics

Obverse: Laureate bust of Domitian to right.
DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS
Reverse: Germania seated right, shield in right hand, left raised to her head. Below: spear.
 GERMANICVSCOSXIIII

Provenance

By date unknown: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1, England; 1903: purchased from Spink & Son by Arthur Bally-Herzog (1849-1912), August 5, 1903; 1903-2003: Arthur Bally-Herzog collection, Switzerland and by descent; by 2003: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Auction 93 [Sammlung Arthur Bally-Herzog], December 16, 2003, lot 135); purchased by Michael C. Ruettgers at Münzen und Medaillen Auction 93; 2010: year-end gift of Michael C. Ruettgers to MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Michael C. Ruettgers