Aureus with head of Divus Augustus, struck under Galba (?)

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 68–69


Mint: Spain (?), Uncertain

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 7.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.655

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Augustus, radiate, right.
DIVVS AVGVSTVS
Reverse: Hispania standing, left holds two corn ears in right hand, two short spears in left, round shield slung behind.
HISPANI A

Provenance

By 1960: Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 21, March 19, 1960, lot 25); by 1962: with Robert E. Hecht; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 700- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour