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Dupondius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Vespasian

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

77-78

Artist:

Roman, minted in Lugdunum (now Lyon, France)

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of Emperor Vespasian, facing to the right. The back (reverse) depicts the deity Fortuna (Fortune) standing slightly left.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Dupondius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Vespasian

Date

77 CE–78 CE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Obverse: [IMP CA]ES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P Reverse: FORTV[NA] REDVCI S C

Dimensions

Diam. 2.9 cm; 10.27 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.866

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