Sestertius with bust of Domitian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 85


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 21.12 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.544

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Domitian to right, aegis on left shoulder.
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Reverse: Scene of sacramentum (taking of the military oath). Emperor clasps hands above altar with officer accompanied by two soldiers and aquilifer holding legionary eagle. In ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (probably acquired between 1950s and early 1970s); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III