Sestertius with bust of Vespasian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 71


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 23.29 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

68.703

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Vespasian, laureate, right.
IMPCAESVESPASAVGPMTRPPPCOSIII (line above three I’s)
Reverse: Pax stands, right, branch in left hand, torch in right setting fire to pile of arms. At left statue of Minerva (?) on column.
PAX AVGVSTI in exergue: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: said to be from the Messenger Collection; by 1968: with Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Spink & Son, Numismatic Circular, October 1968, no. 7107); purchased by MFA from Spink & Son Ltd., November 13, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour