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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2003.100.9.10
People
Vespasian, Roman (r. 69-79 CE)
Title
Aftercast of a Sestertius of Vespasian with the Colosseum by Cavino
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
18th century
Culture
Roman
Location
Level 3, Room 3500, Special Exhibitions Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Cast
Dimensions
23.01 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: IMP CAES VESPASIAN. AVG . PM TR P VII
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
cf. BMC II p. xxiii
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the daughters of Florence and Mason Hammond
Accession Year
2003
Object Number
2003.100.9.10
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Laureate bust of Vespasian r.
Reverse View of the Colosseum showing the front from the outside and the back from the inside, tiers and arches, all containing figures; to left obelisk on base (meta sudans); to right part of a portico.
Publication History

Ethan Lasser, ed., The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2017), p. 127, Plate 63 (contents of cabinet); p. 128, Plate 64d.

Exhibition History

The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/19/2017 - 12/31/2017

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