Contorniate with bust of Trajan

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


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 17.41 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1971.244

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Draped bust of Trajan to right. At right, palm branch.
TRAIANVSAVG COSIIIIPP
Reverse: Facing quadriga, driven by charioteer who holds whip in raised right hand. Two palms in exergue.
 OMNN

Provenance

Said to be ex Spink, July 16, 1925; 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 2154); 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