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Aureus with bust of Vespasian

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Obverse: Bust of Vespasian, laureate, right. IMPCAES VESPAVGCEN (A's written without cross bars) Reverse: Pax stands, left, a winged caduceus in her right hand, a branch in her left hand. Her left elbow rests on a column. She extends caduceus over purse on tripod at left. PAX AVG (A's...

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Provenance

Date unknown before 1957: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 12, 1973; reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, 10/12/1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 73

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 7.21 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1973.641

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins