Aureus with bust of Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 72–73


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 7.34 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

60.1431

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Vespasian, laureate, right.
IMPCAESVESPA VGPMCOSIIII
Reverse: Neptune or Neptune-Vespasian standing, left, acrostolium (wave) in extended right hand, trident (?) vertically in left. Right foot on orb.
NEP RED

Provenance

From the Boscoreale Find; by 1960: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; December 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 340/0/0 (this is the total price for 60.1430-60.1434)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour