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Sestertius with bust of Domitia, struck under Domitian

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Obverse: Bust of Domitia, right, draped. DOMITIAEAVGIMPCAESDIVIFDOMITIANIAVG Reverse: Veiled empress seated left, scepter in left hand, right hand extended to small boy at left. DIVI CAESARIS MATRI SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By July 1949: with Seaby, London (said to have been found at Bognor Regis in a hole for a telephone post, about 14 days prior to sale to Cornelius C. Vermeule III); July 7, 1949: purchased from Seaby by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 17, 1986

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 81–82

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 27.22 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1986.888

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins