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Sestertius with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Bust of Trajan right, laureate, draped. IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVIPP Reverse: Female personification of Via Traiana reclining left, holding wheel in right hand, branch in left. S.P.Q.R.OPTIMOPRINCIPI below: VIATRAIANA/S.C.

Provenance

By 1968: with Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Spink & Son, Numismatic Circular, June 1968, no. 4419); purchased by MFA from Spink & Son Ltd., November 13, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 112–115

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 28.11 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

68.707

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins