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Sestertius with bust of Domitian

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Domitian to right, drapery on left shoulder. IMPCAESDOMITAVGGERM COSXVIICENSPERPP Reverse: three-story building (palace of Domitian on the Palatine?). In field: S C


By 1949: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Freiestrasse 103, Basel, Switzerland (auction 8, Salle Jaune du Stadtcasino, Barfüsserplatz, Basel, December 8-10, 1949, lot 920: from the F. A. Walters Collection); by date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; by 1967: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction of the Niggeler Collection, pt. 3, Malzgasse 25, Basel, November 2-3, 1967, lot 1190); by 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., October 9, 1968

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 95–96




Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 25.45 gm. Die Axis: 6

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