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Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Vespasian

A work made of gold.
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Date:

AD 70

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays the emperor Vespasian, wearing a crown of laurels and facing right.

On the back, the goddess of Peace is shown seated and holding a type of staff called a caduceus.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Vespasian

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

70 CE

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANUS AVG Reverse: COSITER TRPOT

Dimensions

Diam. 1.9 cm; 7.23 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1270

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