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Sestertius with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Bust of Trajan to right, laureate and wearing aegis. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P COS V P P Reverse: Ceres standing to left; draped and veiled, crowned with wheat, holding in her right hand two ears of wheat; in the left a cornucopia. To the right an altar; to the left, a...

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According to MFA archival card: from the Modena collection; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 1, 1900 purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

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Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 108–110


Rome, Italy


Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 26.68 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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