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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1852,0609.1

  • Denomination

    • sestertius
  • Description

    Copper alloy coin.(obverse) Head of Vespasian, laureate, right, with aegis and globe at point of bust.
    (reverse) Temple of Isis.

  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 71
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 26.31 grammes
    • Die-axis: 6 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M T P P P COS III
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        S C
      • Inscription Comment

        in field
  • Curator's comments

    Vespasian and Titus sheltered in the Temple of Isis at the time they were in Rome celebrating a triumph for Eastern victories.

  • Bibliography

    • RIC2.1 117, p.67 bibliographic details
    • RE2 780, p.189 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2003 7 Dec-2004 2 May, Italy, Milan, Museo Diocesano, Ambrogio e Agostino: le sorgenti dell’Europa

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1852

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1852,0609.1

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • RE2p189.780
sestertius coin of Vespasian showing shrine of Isis

sestertius coin of Vespasian showing shrine of Isis

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