Dupondius with bust of Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 71


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 13.41 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.963

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Vespasian, radiate, right.
IMPCAESVESPASIANAVGCOSIII (line above three I’s, first two A’s without cross bar)
Reverse: Goddess (or Domitilla as a goddess) seated turned to left, with emperors Titus and Vespasian on each side.
TVTELA AVGVSTI SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: Prince Waldek Collection; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel Sale 3 [Prince Waldek Collection], March 4-5, 1935, lot 251); by 1964: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; purchased by MFA from Edward Gans, June 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour