Aureus with head of Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 77–78


Mint: Italy, Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.54 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

52.1016

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Vespasian, laureate, right.
CAESAR VESPASIANVSAVG
Reverse: Annona, draped, seated, left, on throne, adorned with corn-ears, feet on stool holding on her lap a sack of corn-ears open, the ties, looped at one end, in her hands.
ANNONA AVG

Provenance

By 1952: with Hotel Drouot, 7 rue Drouot, Paris (auction, June 13, 1952, lot 169); sold at Hotel Drouot auction to Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland on behalf of MFA; September 11, 1952: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $165.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour