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Sestertius with head of Trajan

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Obverse: Head of Trajan, laureate, right. IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVPP Reverse: Trajan galloping right holding spear and knocking down enemy. SPQROP TIMOPRINCIPI in exergue: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: H. C. Levis Collection; by 1925: with Naville & Cie, 6 & 8 rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 11 [H. C. Levis Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 18-20, 1925, lot 502); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

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

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 26.47 gm.

Accession Number

35.231

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins