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Sestertius with bust of Vitellius

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Obverse: Bust of Vitellius, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. AVITELLIVSGERMANICVSIMPAVGPMTRP Reverse: Honos, cornucopia in left hand and scepter in right, standing turned to right facing Virtus standing holding parazonium in right hand, spear in left. HONOS ET VIRTVS SC...

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Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen Liste 274, March 1967, no. 40); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., May 10, 1967

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 69

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 28.03 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

67.629

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins