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Medallion with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to left. IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVPP Reverse: Trajan on horseback to right followed by soldier armed with spear and helmet; preceded by a woman pointing forward. Plain exergue line. Above: ADVENTVSAVG in exergue: SPQROPTPRINCIPI

Provenance

By date unknown: Prince Waldek Collection; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 3 [Prince Waldek Collection], March 4-5, 1935, lot 308); purchased at the Münzhandlung Basel auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 on behalf of a U.S. Private Collector; March 12, 1935: purchased from Spink & Son, Ltd. by a U.S. Private Collector; anonymous gift to MFA, October 3, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 103–111

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 017.

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 25.97 gms. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.1466

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not on View
Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions