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Denarius with head of Vespasian

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Obverse: Head of Vespasian, laureate, right. [IMP] CAESARVESPASIANVSAVG (first, second and fourth A's written without cross bar) Reverse: Bare heads of Titus on left facing that of Domitian on right. Dot between, at center. CAESARAVGFCOSCAESARAVGFPR (no crossbar on any of the A's)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 1, Milan, 1957, p. 217, no. 5, pl. 79); by 1962: Leu and Company's Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Leu and Company's Bank, Ltd. for $ 100.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 69–70

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 2.90 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.574

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins