Aureus with head of Domitian, struck under Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 75


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.30 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2008.1419

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: head of Domitian, laureate, to the right
CAESAVGF DOMITCOSIII
Reverse: Spes, walking to the left, holding flower in extended right hand and raising skirt with left
PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS

Provenance

March 29-30, 2000, anonymous sale (Auction 18), Numismatica Ars Classica, Zürich, lot 487. December 5, 2002, anonymous sale (Auction 24), Numismatica Ars Classica, Zürich, lot 59. 2002 or 2003, purchased by Michael C. Ruettgers, Carlisle, MA; 2008, gift of Michael C. Ruettgers to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Michael C. Ruettgers