Aureus with bust of Vespasian
about A.D. 74
Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 7.33 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Vespasian, laureate, right.
IMPCAESAR VESPASIANVSAVG (first three A’s written without cross bars)
Reverse: Fortuna standing on wreathed altar, holding rudder in right hand,
cornucopia in left.
FORTUNA AVGVST (A’s written without cross bars)
By 1938: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, March 12, 1975 (reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, April 13, 1977)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour