Sestertius with bust of Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 71


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 26.98 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

60.1434

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Vespasian, laureate, right.
IMPCAESVESPASAVGPMTRPPPCOSIII (line above three I’s)
Reverse: Roma, in Amazon garb, standing turned left, Victoriola on right hand, sceptre in left.
ROMA S C (in field left and right)

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 56); by date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; 1959: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining & Co. auction of Richard Cyril Lockett Collection, part 8, May 26, 1959, lot 18); by 1960: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; December 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 340/0/0 (this is the total price for 60.1430-60.1434)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour