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Sestertius with head of Domitian

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Obverse: Head of Domitian, laureate, right, with aegis. IMPCAESDOMITIANAVGGERMCOSXI Reverse: Pax, draped, standing left, with torch in right hand setting fire to heap of arms and holding cornucopia in left. S C (in field)

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection; by 1934: with Ars Classica S.A. (Naville & Cie), 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 17 [collections of Sir Arthur J. Evans, et al.], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 3ff., 1934, lot 1340); purchased at Ars Classica auction 17 by Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King St., St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; sold by Spink & Son, Ltd. to a U.S. Private Collector, October 12, 1934; anonymous gift to MFA, December 6, 1934

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 85

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 24.10 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

34.1415

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins