Sestertius with bust of Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 71


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 25.78 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1972.76

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Vespasian, laureate, right, wearing aegis.
IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVGPMTPPP COS III
Reverse: Roma, helmeted, dressed as Amazon, holds parazonium on left knee, seated on edge of pile of seven rocks representing hills of Rome. Before her Tiber reclines holding reed.
S C (in field) ROMA (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1972: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (as ex Niggeler Collection); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., March 8, 1972

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour