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Dupondius with bust of Vespasian

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Obverse: Bust of Vespasian, radiate, right. IMPCAESVESPASIANAVGCOSIII (line above three I's, first two A's without cross bar) Reverse: Goddess (or Domitilla as a goddess) seated turned to left, with emperors Titus and Vespasian on each side. TVTELA AVGVSTI SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: Prince Waldek Collection; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel Sale 3 [Prince Waldek Collection], March 4-5, 1935, lot 251); by 1964: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; purchased by MFA from Edward Gans, June 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 71

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 13.41 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.963

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins