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Aureus with head of Vespasian

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Obverse: Head of Vespasian, laureate, right. IMPCAESAR VESPASIANVSAVG Reverse: Bull butting to right, lashing his tail. COSVI (in exergue, line above VI)

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection, II, Paris, 1913, no. 63; by 1952: A.N.A. Convention Sale, Hotel Statler, 7th Avenue, between 32nd and 33rd Streets, New York, August 18, 1952, lot 1575; purchased by MFA at the A.N.A. auction for $225.00 and accessioned September 11, 1952

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 75

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.55 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

52.1013

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins