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Gold aureus of Vespasian

Period:
Early Imperial, Flavian
Date:
A.D. 77–78
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Gold; minted at Rome
Dimensions:
Other: 3/4 x 1/8 in. (2 x 0.2 cm)
Classification:
Coins
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Durkee, 1899
Accession Number:
99.35.163
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG F, head of Domitian (younger son of Vespasian)/COS V, kneeling barbarian with standard and vexillum—the type probably alludes to the Parthian request for military assistance against the Alans
Rome
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