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Contorniate with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan right. Incised branch at right. DIVONERVAE TRAIANOAVG Reverse: Hunter, accompanied by dog, to right spearing boar. In background, tree.

Provenance

By date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the Hall Collection, November 16-17, 20-21, 1950, lot 2156 [as from Hirsch Sale 29, 1910 (Herzfelder), lot 1626 and Sambon Collection, 1925]); by 1971: with Münzen und Medalllen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., April 12, 1972

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: 25.71 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1972.208

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates