Sestertius with head of Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 72–73


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 25.36 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

52.1027

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Vespasian, laureate, right.
IMPCAESVESPASAVGPMTRPPPCOSIIII (line above four I’s)
Reverse: Salus, draped, seated towards left, holding patera extended in right hand and vertical sceptre in left.
SALVS AVGVSTA SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; 1950: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W 1 (Glendining & Co. auction of Henry Platt Hall Collection, part 2, November 16-21, 1950, lot 1187 [as "Astronomer sale, 1906, lot 518, and formerly Weber, 1893, lot 143"]); purchased at Glendining & Co. auction of Hall Collection by Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; sold by Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. to MFA, September 11, 1952, for $ 60.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour