- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Vespasian, Roman (r. 69-79 CE)
- Aftercast of a Sestertius of Vespasian with the Colosseum by Cavino
- Work Type
- 18th century
Level 3, Room 3500, Special Exhibitions Gallery
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- Physical Descriptions
- 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
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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- 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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