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Sestertius with bust of Domitian

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Domitian, to right. IMPCAESDIVIVESPFDOMITIANAVGPM Reverse: Domitian, togate, stands left, with palladium on right hand. TR.P.COS.VII DES.VIII.P.P. in field: S C


By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 78, partial); by 1968: with Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Spink & Son, Numismatic Circular, October 1968, no. 7109); purchased by MFA from Spink & Son Ltd., November 13, 1968

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 81




Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 26.24 gm. Die Axis: 5

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