Aureus with head of Domitian, struck under Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 77–78


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.21 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1975.797

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Domitian, laureate, right.
CAESARAVGF DOMITIANVS (no cross bars in A’s)
Reverse: Wolf to left nursing twins. Small boat below.
Above: COSV (V has horizontal line above it)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, June 11, 1975, as Apparatus (reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, March 10, 1976)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour