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Sestertius with head of Trajan

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Obverse: Head of Trajan, laureate, right. IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVPP Reverse: Trajan on horse galloping to right holding spear raised, running down enemy. SPQROPTIMOPRINCIP I in exergue: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: Harford Collection; by 1911: with Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany (Hirsch auction 30, May 11ff., 1911, lot 963: from the Harford Collection); 1912: with Jacob Hirsch (Hirsch auction 31, May 6ff., 1912, lot 1286);

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 104–111

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 24.27 gm.

Accession Number

35.1456

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins