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Sestertius with bust of Vespasian

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Obverse: Bust of Vespasian, laureate, right, wearing aegis. IMPCAESARVESPASIANVSAVGPMTPPP COS III Reverse: Roma, helmeted, dressed as Amazon, holds parazonium on left knee, seated on edge of pile of seven rocks representing hills of Rome. Before her Tiber reclines holding reed. S C (in...

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Provenance

By 1972: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (as ex Niggeler Collection); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., March 8, 1972

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 71

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 25.78 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1972.76

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins