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Coin of Sardis with bust of Trajan, struck under L. Baebius Tullus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Two bound captives, at left and right of trophy. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 98–117

Mint

Sardis, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 8.95 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1216

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins