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Sestertius with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan right, drapery on left shoulder. IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGER[ Reverse: Arched bridge over river; boat moored at right. [SPQROPTIMOPRINCIPI]; in ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: L. P. G. Messenger Collection; by 1951: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction of the L. P. G. Messenger Collection, November 21, lot 137); probably by late 1951: 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: 33.5 mm. Weight: 27.32 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.473

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins