Contorniate with bust of Trajan

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


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 101.

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 24.09 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.1442

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan right.
Palm engraved in field.
TRAIANVSAVGCOSIIIIPP
Reverse: Charioteer driving quadriga to right, he holds wreath and palm and looks to left.
FL A VIANV [S]

Provenance

By 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; December 14. 1960: purchased by MFA from Munzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 70.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour