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Dupondius with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan to right. IMPCAESNERTRAIANOOPTIMOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVIPP Reverse: Statue of Trajan on top of column. SENATVSPOPVLV SQVEROMANVS, in field: S C


By date unknown: V. J. E. Ryan Collection; by 1952: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction of the V. J. E. Ryan Collection, part V, April 2-3, lot 2770, partial); by August 1952: with A. H. Baldwin, Robert Street, Adelphi, London; August 30, 1952: purchased from A. H. Baldwin by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

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

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 115–116




Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 13.09 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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