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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.


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.



Catalogue Raisonné

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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