Aureus with head of Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 75


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.55 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

52.1013

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Vespasian, laureate, right.
IMPCAESAR VESPASIANVSAVG
Reverse: Bull butting to right, lashing his tail.
COSVI (in exergue, line above VI)

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection, II, Paris, 1913, no. 63; by 1952: A.N.A. Convention Sale, Hotel Statler, 7th Avenue, between 32nd and 33rd Streets, New York, August 18, 1952, lot 1575; purchased by MFA at the A.N.A. auction for $225.00 and accessioned September 11, 1952

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour