Diobol of Alexandria with bust of Vespasian
A.D. 71–72 (?)
Mint: Egypt, Alexandria
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 9.07 gm. Die Axis: 11
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Laureate bust of Vespasian to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Bust of Sarapis to right, wearing modius and drapery on left shoulder
Inscription in Greek nearly entirely off flan.
By date unknown: Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt Collection (one of 302 Alexandrian coins [1985.1028–1985.1329] acquired by Godfrey Peckitt in Egypt prior to World War II); date unknown: inherited from Mrs.Godfrey Peckitt by Mrs. Perry T. Rathbone; July 11, 1969: purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Mrs. Perry T. Rathbone; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, November 27, 1985
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule