Aureus with bust of Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 73


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 7.21 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1973.641

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Vespasian, laureate, right.
IMPCAES VESPAVGCEN (A’s written without cross bars)
Reverse: Pax stands, left, a winged caduceus in her right hand, a branch in her left hand. Her left elbow rests on a column. She extends caduceus over purse on tripod at left.
PAX AVG (A’s written without cross bars)

Provenance

Date unknown before 1957: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 12, 1973; reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, 10/12/1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour