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Contorniate with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Bust of Trajan to right, laureate, draped, cuirassed. DIVOTRAIA NOAVGVSTO Reverse: Apollo nude, standing front, head left, branch in extended right, left holding lyre on tripod, around which a snake.

Provenance

By date unknown: Madame M. P. Collection; by 1959: with Hôtel Drouot, Paris (auction of Madame M. P. Collection), April 6-7, 1959, lot 197; purchased at the Drouot auction on behalf of MFA by Leu & Co.'s Bank, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank for $ 355.95 (this is the total price of 59.293-59.296); accessioned, May 14, 1959

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, Mid–late 4th century A.D.

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 103.

Dimensions

Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 26.74 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.293

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates