Contorniate with bust of Trajan

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


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 102.

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 22.50 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

58.9

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Bust of Trajan laureate, cuirassed, draped to right; at right, flower inlaid in silver.
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Reverse: Nude athlete, holding up crown in right hand and palm in left, standing between woman and fluteplayer.
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Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 17, December 2-4, 1957, lot 662); purchased by MFA at the Münzen und Medaillen auction for
$ 1751.29 (this is the total price of 58.2-58.10); accessioned January 9, 1958

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour