Contorniate with bust of Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 364–383


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 39.5 mm. Weight: 26.93 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1974.500

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Bust of Trajan right, laureate, draped, cuirassed.
Incised palm at right.
DIVONERVAE TRAIANO
Reverse: Four chariots race in the Circus Maximus, which is ornamented with statues.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; October 9, 1974: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour