Denarius with head of Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 69–70


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 2.90 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.574

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Vespasian, laureate, right.
[IMP] CAESARVESPASIANVSAVG (first, second and fourth A’s written without cross bar)
Reverse: Bare heads of Titus on left facing that of Domitian on right.
Dot between, at center.
CAESARAVGFCOSCAESARAVGFPR (no crossbar on any of the A’s)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 1, Milan, 1957, p. 217, no. 5, pl. 79); by 1962: Leu and Company's Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Leu and Company's Bank, Ltd. for $ 100.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour