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Aureus with bust of Tacitus

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Obverse: Bust of Tacitus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. IMPCMCLTACITVSAVG Reverse: Roma seated left on shield, spear in left hand, Nike standing on globe held in right hand. Nike reaches back to Roma with a wreath. ROMAE AE TERNAE


By date unknown: R. Jameson collection (Collection R. Jameson, vol. II, Feuardent Frères, Paris, no. 291); by date unknown: with Adolph Hess A.G. (Hess auction, April 14, 1954, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, lot no. 361); by date unknown: ESR collection; by date unknown: with Bank Leu & Co. AG and Adolph Hess AG (Hess-Leu auction, March 23, 1961 [Sammlung ESR], Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, no. 371); by date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; March 10, 1965: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 275–276




Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 4.43 gm. Die Axis: 12

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