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Sestertius with bust of Vespasian

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Obverse: Bust of Vespasian, laureate, right. IMPCAESVESPASIANAVGPMTRPPPCOSIII (line above three I's) Reverse: At left emperor stands in military dress, spear in right hand, parazonium in left, left foot on helmet. Palm tree in center and at right Jewess seated on cuirass, right, her head bent...

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Provenance

By 1968: with Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (probably Spink & Son, Numismatic Circular, October 1968, no. 7106); purchased by MFA from Spink & Son Ltd., November 13, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 71

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 27.10 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

68.704

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins