Aureus with bust of Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 103–111


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.22 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1974.505

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
IMPTRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVPP
(A’s written without cross bars)
Reverse: Inscription within oak wreath.
 SPQR/OPTIMO/PRINCIPI

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, October 9, 1974); reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, October 12, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour