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Sestertius with bust of Domitian

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Domitian to right, aegis on left shoulder. IMPCAESDOMITAVGGERM COSXICENSPOTPP Reverse: Scene of sacramentum (taking of the military oath). Emperor clasps hands above altar with officer accompanied by two soldiers and aquilifer holding legionary eagle. In ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (probably acquired between 1950s and early 1970s); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 85

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 21.12 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.544

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins