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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.2.83
People
Vespasian, Roman (r. 69-79 CE)
Title
Sestertius of Vespasian, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
71 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/322107
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
26.71g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
sestertius
Date on Object
COS III
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM TR P P P COS III
  • Reverse Inscription: IVDAEA CAPTA
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC II.1 2, 167 p. 71
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund and purchase through the generosity of the Estate of Leo Mildenberg
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.2.83
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate bust of Vespasian r.; around, IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III.
Rev.: Palm tree; to r., Vespasian standing r. with spear and parazonium, foot on helmet; to r., Judaea seated r.; around, IVDAEA [CAP]TA; in exergue, S C.
Exhibition History

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 02/13/2015

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