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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1976.40.412
People
Vespasian, Roman (r. 69-79 CE)
Title
Dupondius of Vespasian, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
74 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
10.95 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
dupondius
Date on Object
COS V CENS
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS V CENS
  • Reverse Inscription: FELICITAS PVBLICA S C
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC II.1 2, 715 p. 110
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Harvard College Library, Gift of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1908
Accession Year
1976
Object Number
1976.40.412
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Radiate head of Vespasian r.; around, IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS V CENS.
Rev.: Felicitas standing l., with caduceus and cornucopiae; around, FELICITAS PVBLICA; in field, S - C.

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