Contorniate with bust of Trajan

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


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 20.59 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1970.266

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan right.
TRAIANVSAVGCOSIIIIPP Monogram of P and E at right.
Reverse: Amphion and Zethus at left and right tie Dirce to a bull. In front, Antiope.

Provenance

By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., April 8, 1970

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour