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Contorniate with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Trajan right, with aegis. At right, palm branch. TRAIANVSAVGCOSIIIIPP Reverse: Water organ. At left a performer holding a score in raised right hand. Below him a basket. At right a leaf. LAVRENTI NICA

Provenance

By date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; by 1967: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction of the Niggeler Collection, pt. 3, Malzgasse 25, Basel, November 2-3, 1967, lot 1596); by 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., October 9, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 38.5 mm. Weight: 20.73 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

68.612

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates