Coin of Tavium with bust of Vespasian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 69–79

Mint: Galatia, Tavium


Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 22.57 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate bust of Vespasian to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Zeus of Tavium, in himation, seated to left on throne with arched back, left hand raised, holding sceptre, thunderbolt in right hand. Eagle on side of throne.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2977 [as ex Brand Collection]); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour