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Aureus with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. IMPCAESTRAIANHADRIANOPTAVGGDPART (no cross bars in first three and fifth A's) Reverse: Head of Trajan, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. DIVOTRAIANO PATRI.AVG.

Provenance

Date unknown: collection of The American Numismatic Society, Broadway at 155th Street, New York; by 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 12, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 117–118

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.20 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

68.290

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins