Aureus with bust of Titus, struck under Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 75


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 7.40 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

2000.1036

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Titus to right.
TCAESAR IMPVESPASIAN
Reverse: Victory on a cista mystica (basket flanked by snakes)
PONTIF TRPCOSIIII (line over the last IIII)

Provenance

By date unknown: The Metropolitan Museum of Art collection, New York, N.Y.; by 1972: with Sotheby & Co. A.G., 18, Bleicherweg, 8022 Zurich, Switzerland auction of the collection of Roman gold coins, the property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dolder Grand Hotel, Zurich, December 10, 1972, lot 63); by 2000: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. et al. (Triton IV auction, The New York Marriott World Trade Center New York, December 5, 2000, lot 504); purchased at Triton IV auction on behalf of MFA by Antiqua, Inc., 20969 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 11, Woodland Hills, California 91364; purchased by MFA from Antiqua, Inc., January 24, 2001

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour