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Aureus with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan to right. IMPTRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVIPP Reverse: Jupiter, long scepter in left hand, stands holding his thunderbolt in his right hand above the head of Trajan. Trajan holds a branch in his right hand and a roll in his...

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By date unknown: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Freeman & Sear and Numismatica Ars Classica AG (Triton IV, New York Marriott World Trade Center, December 5, 2000, lot 527); purchased on behalf of MFA by Antiqua Inc., 20969 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 11, Woodland Hills, California 91364; January 24, 2001: purchased by MFA from Antiqua Inc.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 112–114


Rome, Italy


Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.26 gm. Die Axis: 7

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The Ancient World


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