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Identification and Creation
Object Number
3.1981.3
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
26.05 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, Loan from the Harvard College Library, Judaica Collection, Gift of Doris Zagayski in memory of Michael Zagayski
Object Number
3.1981.3
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 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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