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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.429.84
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
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
22.56 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
sestertius
Date on Object
COS III
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III
  • Reverse Inscription: IVDAEA CAPTA S C
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC II.1 2, 159 p. 71
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.429.84
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate head of Vespasian r.; around, IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III.
Rev.: Palm tree; to l., captive standing r.; to r., Judaea seated r. on cuirass; both figures surrounded by arms; around, IVDAEA CAPTA; in exergue, S C.

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