Medallion with bust of Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 103–111


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 017.

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 25.97 gms. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.1466

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to left.
IMPCAESNERVAETRAIANOAVGGERDACPMTRPCOSVPP
Reverse: Trajan on horseback to right followed by soldier armed with spear and helmet; preceded by a woman pointing forward. Plain exergue line.
Above: ADVENTVSAVG in exergue: SPQROPTPRINCIPI

Provenance

By date unknown: Prince Waldek Collection; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 3 [Prince Waldek Collection], March 4-5, 1935, lot 308); purchased at the Münzhandlung Basel auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 on behalf of a U.S. Private Collector; March 12, 1935: purchased from Spink & Son, Ltd. by a U.S. Private Collector; anonymous gift to MFA, October 3, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)