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Sestertius with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, right. IMPCAESNERTRAIANOOPTIMOAVGGERDACPARTHICOPMTRPCOSVIPP Reverse: Trajan in military costume, spear in right hand, parazonium in left, stands behind reclining river gods, Euphrates and Tigris. They hold reeds and lean on urns. Between, Armenia,...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, November 17, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 116–117

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 21.48 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

1982.595

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins