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Aureus with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. IMPTRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVPP (A's written without cross bars) Reverse: Inscription within oak wreath. SPQR/OPTIMO/PRINCIPI

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, October 9, 1974); reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, October 12, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 103–111

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.22 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1974.505

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins