As with bust of Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 112–115


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 10.80 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1986.889

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVIPP
Reverse: Hercules standing, club in right hand, lion’s skin in left.
S.P.Q.R.OPTIMOPRINCIPI
In field: S C

Provenance

Said to be from the Helbing Sale, April 29, 1931, lot 606; by date unknown: V. J. E. Ryan Collection; by 1952: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining & Co. auction of the V. J. E. Ryan Collection, part 5, April 2-3, 1952, lot 2768 [partial]); purchased at the Ryan sale by A. H, Baldwin; June 6,1952: purchased from A. H. Baldwin by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 17, 1986

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule