Aureus with bust of Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 72–73


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.40 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1974.504

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Vespasian, laureate, right.
IMPCAESVESPAVGPMCOSIIII (line above last four I’s)
Reverse: Victory standing, right on globe, wreath in right hand, palm over left shoulder.
VIC AVG

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mrs. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, October 9, 1974; reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, October 12, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour