Contorniate with bust of Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
Mid–late 4th century A.D.


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 24.49 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

66.278

Medium or Technique

Bronze (with traces of gilding)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Bust of Trajan right, laureate, draped, cuirassed.
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Reverse: Aeneas stepping right, head left, carries Anchises on left shoulder and holds Ascanius by his hand.
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Pierced for mounting; ancient gilding

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour