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Gold aurei of the Twelve Caesars

Period:
Early Imperial, Flavian
Date:
ca. A.D. 69–96
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Gold, amethyst
Dimensions:
7 5/8 × 15/16 in. (19.4 × 2.4 cm) Height (setting of amethyst): 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Classification:
Coins
Credit Line:
Gift of C. Ruxton Love Jr., 1967
Accession Number:
67.265.8a–f
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Six aurei mounted with 6 oblong amethysts en cabochon in a nineteenth century gold bracelet; aureus of Augustus (the 12 Caesars of Suetonius: Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian); Minted in Rome.
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