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Aureus with head of Domitian, struck under Vespasian

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Obverse: head of Domitian, laureate, to the right CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III Reverse: Spes, walking to the left, holding flower in extended right hand and raising skirt with left PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS


By date unknown: with Numismatica Ars Classica, Niederdorfstrasse 43 CH 8022, Zürich, Switzerland; by 2000: Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 18 (Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zürich, March 29-30, 2000, lot 487); by 2002: with Numismatica Ars Classica (Auction 24, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zürich, December 5, 2002, lot 59); 2002/3: purchased by Michael C. Ruettgers; 2008: gift of Michael C. Ruettgers to MFA, December 17, 2008

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Gift of Michael C. Ruettgers

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 75




Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.30 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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