Cistophorus with head of Trajan

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 98–99


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Ephesus (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 018.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 10.26 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

60.525

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Trajan, laureate, right.
IMPCAESNERVATRAI ANAVGGERMPM
Reverse: Distyle temple in which Tyche crowns emperor in field dress.
TRPOT COSII; ROMAETAVG (on frieze); COMASI (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1960: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 7, 1960, lot 324); purchased at Hess-Leu auction, April 7, 1960 on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; May 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd. for Swiss fr. 8,221 (this is the total price for 60.518-60.525)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour