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Contorniate with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Bust of Trajan right, laureate, draped, cuirassed. IMPCAESTRAIANVSAVGPMPPPROCONS Reverse: Aeneas stepping right, head left, carries Anchises on left shoulder and holds Ascanius by his hand. AEN EAS Pierced for mounting; ancient gilding


By 1966: with Gerhard Hirsch, Promenadeplatz 10, Munich 2, Germany (Gerhard Hirsch Auktion, April 15, 1966, lot 694); purchased by MFA from Gerhard Hirsch, May 11, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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




Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 24.49 gm. Die Axis: 5

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Medium or Technique

Bronze (with traces of gilding)


The Ancient World


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