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Aureus with bust of Domitian

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Domitian to right. DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS Reverse: Germania seated right, shield in right hand, left raised to her head. Below: spear. GERMANICVSCOSXIIII

Provenance

By date unknown: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1, England; 1903: purchased from Spink & Son by Arthur Bally-Herzog (1849-1912), August 5, 1903; 1903-2003: Arthur Bally-Herzog collection, Switzerland and by descent; by 2003: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Auction 93 [Sammlung Arthur Bally-Herzog], December 16, 2003, lot 135); purchased by Michael C. Ruettgers at Münzen und Medaillen Auction 93; 2010: gift of Michael C. Ruettgers to MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Michael C. Ruettgers

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 88–89

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.61 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2010.1006

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics