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Sestertius with bust of Trajan II Decius

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Obverse: Bust of Trajan II Decius, laureate, cuirassed, right. IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG Reverse: Dacia standing front, head left, holding in right hand staff surmounted by an ass's head. DACIA left and right, in field: S C .

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 249–251

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 20.63 gm.

Accession Number

88.160

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins