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Aureus with bust of Vespasian

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Obverse: Bust of Vespasian, laureate, right. IMPCAESVESPAVGPMCOSIIII (line above last four I's) Reverse: Victory standing, right on globe, wreath in right hand, palm over left shoulder. VIC AVG

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mrs. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, October 9, 1974; reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, October 12, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 72–73

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.40 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1974.504

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins