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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1976.79.168
People
Vespasian, Roman (r. 69-79 CE)
Title
Denarius of Vespasian, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
76 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/196021
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
3.02 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
denarius
Date on Object
COS VII
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: reverse: COS VII (or VI ?)
  • inscription: obverse: [IMP CAESAR] VESPASIANVS AVG
  • Obverse Inscription: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
  • Reverse Inscription: COS VII
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC II.1 2, 847 p. 120
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1976
Object Number
1976.79.168
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate head of Vespasian r.; around, [IMP CAESAR] VESPASIANVS AVG.
Rev.: Eagle standing facing on thunderbolt on garlanded altar, wings open, head l.; across field, [COS - VII].

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