User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Sestertius with bust of Trajan

Start collecting

Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, right. IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVPP Reverse: Arabia, draped, stands front, holding branch over camel left by her side, and bundle of canes over left arm. S C (in field) ARABADQVIS (in exergue) S.P.Q.R.OPTIMOPRINCIPI

Provenance

By date unknown: Malcolm Storer Collection; gift of Malcolm Storer to MFA, 1932

Credit Line

Storer Collection

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 103–111

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 27.94 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

32.682

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins