Contorniate with bust of Trajan

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


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 38.5 mm. Weight: 22.69 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1971.243

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan right. At right palm branch.
TRAIANVS.AVG COS.IIII.PP
Reverse: Bacchus standing holding thyrsos and kantharos between two satyrs? and two maenads?.
 Doublestruck.

Provenance

Said to be ex Seaby, January 12, 1927; by date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W1 (auction of the Hall Collection, November 16-17, 20-21, 1950, lot 2149); by 1971: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; April 23, 1971: purchased from Münzen und Medaillen AG by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, May 12, 1971

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock