Dupondius with bust of Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 112–115


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 13.26 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1982.600

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Trajan, radiate, draped, right.
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Reverse: Column of Trajan, with statue of Trajan holding Victory and spear. On base of column, two eagles.
SPQROPTI MOPRINCIPI in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: H. C. Hoskier Collection; by 1907: with Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany (Hirsch auction 20, the Hoskier Collection, November 13ff., 1907, lot 556); by date unknown: Abbott Collection; 1951: Spink-Glendining auction of the Abbott Collection, October 11, 1951, lot 468; by date unknown in the 1950s: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, November 17, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule