Dupondius with bust of Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 76


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 12.98 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2004.1336

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Vespasian, radiate, to right.
IMPCAESVESPAVGPMTPCOSVII
Reverse: Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in right hand and cornucopiae in left.
FELICITA S PVBLICA in field: S C

(crossbars lacking on As on obverse and reverse)

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse