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Contorniate with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan right. TRAIANVSAVGCOSIIIIPP Monogram of P and E at right. Reverse: Amphion and Zethus at left and right tie Dirce to a bull. In front, Antiope.

Provenance

By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., April 8, 1970

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 20.59 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1970.266

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates