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Contorniate with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Bust of Trajan left, laureate, draped, cuirassed, seen from behind. Silver leaf in field at right. IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSIII Reverse: Bacchus on sacred cart to left drawn by pair of panthers. In front small Silen. Several followers in background, one playing double...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; March 14, 1973: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 365–390

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 28.26 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1973.149

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates