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Sestertius with bust of Trajan II Decius

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Obverse: Bust of Trajan II Decius, laureate, draped, right. IMP[CAES CMESSQ]DECIOTRAIAVG Reverse: Virtus seated left, holding branch in raised right hand and vertical spear in left. VIRTVS VG (sic) In ex., SC

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

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.28 gm.

Accession Number

88.163

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins