Contorniate with bust of Trajan
Mid–late 4th century A.D.
Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 100.
Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 22.97 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Trajan to left.
Reverse: Abundance holding cornucopia in left hand, standing at right facing Ceres seated to left on stool, holding stalk of wheat in left hand and extending right over tall cylindrical altar.
ANNON A AVGVSTA CERES in exergue: S C
By date unknown: Madame M. P. Collection; by 1959: with Hôtel Drouot, Paris (auction of Madame M. P. Collection), April 6-7, 1959, lot 198; purchased at the Drouot auction on behalf of MFA by Leu & Co.'s Bank, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank for $ 355.95 (this is the total price of 59.293-59.296); accessioned, May 14, 1959
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour