Contorniate with bust of Trajan

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


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter 37.5 mm. Weight: 25.13 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1974.174

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan to left, seen from behind.
IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSIII
At right, monogram of incised letters P and E
Reverse: Charioteer, palm in left hand and whip (?) in right, stands in facing quadriga.
In ex.: NIKA (?)

Provenance

By date unknown: Thomas Ollive Mabbott Collection; by 1969: with The Hans M. F. Schulman Gallery, 25 West 45th Street, New York 10017 (auction of the Mabbott Collection, part 2, October 29, 1969, lot 4892); by 1974: with Alex G. Malloy, P.O. Box 38, So. Salem, New York 10590; purchased by MFA from Alex G. Malloy, April 10, 1974

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour