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Aureus with head of Titus, struck under Vespasian

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Obverse: Head of Titus, laureate, right. TCAESAR IMPVESPASIAN Reverse: Aeternitas stands turned to left holding heads of Sun and Moon above altar. AETER NITAS

Provenance

By date unknown: Vicomte de Ponton d'Amécourt Collection; by 1887: with Rollin et Feudardent, 4, Rue de Louvois, 4, Paris (auction of Vicomte de Ponton d'Amécourt collection, April 1887, no. 164); by date unknown: Hall Park McCullough Collection; by 1967: with Stack's, 123 West 57th Street, New York (Stack's auction of Hall Park McCullough Collection, November 22, 1967, lot 857); 1967: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; January 10, 1968: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 76

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 7.19 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

68.14

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins