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Sestertius with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan to right. IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVPP Reverse: Triumphal arch; on frieze: IOM SPQROPTIMO

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 104–107

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 24.23 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.472

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins