Sestertius with bust of Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 108–110


Mint: Italy, Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 26.68 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

00.292

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Trajan to right, laureate and wearing aegis.
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Reverse: Ceres standing to left; draped and veiled, crowned with wheat, holding in her right hand two ears of wheat; in the left a cornucopia. To the right an altar; to the left, a modius.
SPQROPTIMOPRINCIPII in field: S C

Provenance

According to MFA archival card: from the Modena collection; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 1, 1900 purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund