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Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVIPP Reverse: Hercules standing, club in right hand, lion's skin in left. S.P.Q.R.OPTIMOPRINCIPI In field: S C


Said to be from the Helbing Sale, April 29, 1931, lot 606; by date unknown: V. J. E. Ryan Collection; by 1952: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining & Co. auction of the V. J. E. Ryan Collection, part 5, April 2-3, 1952, lot 2768 [partial]); purchased at the Ryan sale by A. H, Baldwin; June 6,1952: purchased from A. H. Baldwin by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 17, 1986

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 112–115




Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 10.80 gm. Die Axis: 6

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