Contorniate with bust of Trajan
Mid–late 4th century A.D.
Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 24.49 gm. Die Axis: 5
Medium or Technique
Bronze (with traces of gilding)
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Trajan right, laureate, draped, cuirassed.
Reverse: Aeneas stepping right, head left, carries Anchises on left shoulder and holds Ascanius by his hand.
Pierced for mounting; ancient gilding
By 1966: with Gerhard Hirsch, Promenadeplatz 10, Munich 2, Germany (Gerhard Hirsch Auktion, April 15, 1966, lot 694); purchased by MFA from Gerhard Hirsch, May 11, 1966
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour