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Aureus with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. IMPTRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRP Reverse: Emperor standing right, right hand raised, left holding spear over left shoulder. COSVPPSPQROPTIMOPRINC

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, June 11, 1975, as Apparatus (reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, March 10, 1976)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 107–111

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.09 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1975.786

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins