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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.428.70
People
Vespasian, Roman (r. 69-79 CE)
Titus, Roman (r. 79-81 CE)
Title
Sestertius of Titus in memory of Vespasian, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
80-81 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/181030
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
28.08 g
Die Axis
5
Denomination
sestertius
Date on Object
COS VIII; DIVVS
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESP
  • Reverse Inscription: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII S C
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC II.1 2, 260 p. 214
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.428.70
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Deified Vespasian seated l. with branch and scepter; around, DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESP.
Rev.: S C; around, IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P CO[S VIII].

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