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Double-sestertius with bust of Trajan II Decius

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan II Decius to right. IMPCMQTP[AIA]NVSDECIVSAVG Reverse: Victoria running left, wreath in right hand, palm in left. VICT ORIA AVG in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 337); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 10, 1969

Credit Line

Centennial Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 249–251

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 31.55 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

69.58

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins