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Sestertius with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Bust of Trajan, right, laureate, draped, cuirassed. IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVPP Reverse: Male figure (Danuvius), cloak in arch behind his head, kneels left, his right knee pressing down on seated Dacia, his right hand at her throat. Her left hand raised to his right arm....

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1922: with Feuardent Frères, Paris; by date unknown: V. J. E. Ryan Collection; by 1952: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining auction of the Ryan Collection, April 2, 1952, lot 2444, partial); by date unknown in the 1950s: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; November 17, 1982: gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

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

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 104–107




Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 26.97 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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