Aureus with bust of Trajan II Decius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 249–251


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.74 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2009.2539

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: bust of Trajan II Decius, cuirassed and laureate, to the right
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Reverse: Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae; behind, a military standard
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Provenance

1995, private collection; July 5, 1995, anonymous (private collection) sale, Sotheby’s, London, lot 154. 2002, private collection, Europe; December 5, 2002, anonymous sale (Auction 24; “property of a European Nobleman”), Numismatica Ars Classica, Zürich, lot 176. 2002 or 2003, purchased by Michael C. Ruettgers, Carlisle, MA; 2009: gift of Michael C. Ruettgers to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Michael C. Ruettgers