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Aureus with bust of Titus, struck under Vespasian

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Titus to right. TCAESAR IMPVESPASIAN Reverse: Victory on a cista mystica (basket flanked by snakes) PONTIF TRPCOSIIII (line over the last IIII)


By date unknown: The Metropolitan Museum of Art collection, New York, N.Y.; by 1972: with Sotheby & Co. A.G., 18, Bleicherweg, 8022 Zurich, Switzerland auction of the collection of Roman gold coins, the property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dolder Grand Hotel, Zurich, December 10, 1972, lot 63); by 2000: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. et al. (Triton IV auction, The New York Marriott World Trade Center New York, December 5, 2000, lot 504); purchased at Triton IV auction on behalf of MFA by Antiqua, Inc., 20969 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 11, Woodland Hills, California 91364; purchased by MFA from Antiqua, Inc., January 24, 2001

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 75




Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 7.40 gm. Die Axis: 7

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The Ancient World


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