Sestertius with bust of Domitian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 81


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 26.24 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

68.705

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Domitian, to right.
IMPCAESDIVIVESPFDOMITIANAVGPM
Reverse: Domitian, togate, stands left, with palladium on right hand.
TR.P.COS.VII DES.VIII.P.P. in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 78, partial); by 1968: with Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Spink & Son, Numismatic Circular, October 1968, no. 7109); purchased by MFA from Spink & Son Ltd., November 13, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour