Aureus with head of Titus, struck under Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 76


Mint: Italy, Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 7.19 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

68.14

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Titus, laureate, right.
TCAESAR IMPVESPASIAN
Reverse: Aeternitas stands turned to left holding heads of Sun and Moon above altar.
AETER NITAS

Provenance

By date unknown: Vicomte de Ponton d'Amécourt Collection; by 1887: with Rollin et Feudardent, 4, Rue de Louvois, 4, Paris (auction of Vicomte de Ponton d'Amécourt collection, April 1887, no. 164); by date unknown: Hall Park McCullough Collection; by 1967: with Stack's, 123 West 57th Street, New York (Stack's auction of Hall Park McCullough Collection, November 22, 1967, lot 857); 1967: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; January 10, 1968: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour