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Sestertius with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, right, aegis on left shoulder. IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVPP Reverse: Eight-column temple on three steps. In the center, figure on base. On roof, five figures. In pediment, seated figure between two reclining figures. SPQROPTIMOPRINCIPI ...

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By 1954: with A. H. Baldwin; October 1954; purchased from A. H. Baldwin by Corneilus C. Vermeule III; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, November 17, 1982

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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: 26.81 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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