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Double-sestertius with bust of Trajan II Decius

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG Reverse: Felicitas standing to left, holding a caduceus in right hand and a horn of plenty in the left. FELICITASSAECVLI in field: S C


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 482, partial); by 1968: with Spink and Son, Ltd., 5-7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink and Son, Ltd., September 16, 1970

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 249–251




Diameter: 39.5 mm. Weight: 45.18 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique

Bronze (with traces of silvering)


The Ancient World


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