Sestertius with bust of Domitian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 88


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 25.73 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1998.630

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Domitian to right.
IMPCAESDOMITAVGGERMPMTRPVIIICENSPERPP
Reverse: Emperor seated on low platform, patera in right hand, facing two citizens, the foremost holding a patera over two baskets on platform. A third basket is beside Domitian’s feet.
COSXIIII LVDSAECAPOP on platform: FRVGAC in ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: with Sergei Boutin, Paris; 1949: acquired by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Sergei Boutin; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

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