User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Aureus with head of Otho

Start collecting

Obverse: Head of Otho, right IMPOTHOCAESARAVGTRP Reverse: Securitas standing facing left, holding wreath in right hand, scepter in left. SECVRI TASPR

Provenance

By 1953: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 12, June 11-13, 1953, lot 802); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 10, 1953, for $ 438.64

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 69

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.25 gm.

Accession Number

53.2017

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins