Aureus with bust of Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 74


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 7.33 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1975.277

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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)

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour