Aureus with head of Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 73


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 6.89 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1975.778

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Vespasian, laureate, to right.
IMPCAES VESPAVGCEN (A’s written without cross bars)
Reverse: Vesta, scepter in left hand, in the center, statue of goddess (?) with purse, on left and on right statue of goddess with patera (?) and scepter.
VES TA

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (said to have been in the Vicomte de Sartiges Collection); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, June 11, 1975, as Apparatus (reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, March 10, 1976)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour